Thanks to a recent article in The Daily Caller, attention is being given to a study and report from Georgetown University showing the link between recessionary job losses and the level of education attained by employees. While most people have long understood, even if only intuitively, that higher education is a pathway to better jobs and higher wages, the Georgetown study, as reported by The Daily Caller, makes a rather shocking additional finding: almost four out of every five jobs eliminated by the recession were held by people with a high school diploma or less!
This finding reportedly prompted one of the authors of the study to say the following on National Public Radio (NPR): “The only thing that’s more expensive than going to college is not going to college, so you really don’t have a choice,” the study’s author Anthony Carnevale, director of the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown, said on NPR.
It is worthwhile to at least scan the article, but also to visit the Georgetown site which features a set of slides about its findings. Not only do the slides delve into the job loss data, but also show new trends in male/female enrollment numbers and overall college enrollment patterns both during and after the recession.
You can access the complete article in The Daily Caller at this link. A direct link to the Georgetown University study report is here.