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Answers to Educational Attainment Questions Depend on How Data Is Measured, Study Shows

May 4, 2015 — Postsecondary education creates opportunities for individuals and prepares them to join the workforce. For this reason, it is important that we understand how educational attainment is measured. A ... read more

UK Doctors Unlikely to Be Able to Repay Student Loans

Apr. 20, 2015 — UK doctors are unlikely to be able to repay their student loans over the course of their working lives, amassing huge debts by the time they graduate, in some cases. What's more, there are clear ... read more

College Rankings Go Under the Microscope

Apr. 18, 2015 — While parents, students and admissions officials annually comb through college and university rankings, education researchers have largely ignored the controversial yet influential listings. ... read more

A Call to US Educators: Learn from Canada

Apr. 18, 2015 — In contrast to the contentious debates over education reform in the US, the Canadian province Ontario has taken a cooperative route to improving schools that often rank among the top performers on ... read more

The Influence of College Experiences on Career Outcomes

Apr. 18, 2015 — Meaningful college experiences, including internships and studying abroad, may not matter as much as your major and what school you attend when it comes to job satisfaction and earnings, according to ... read more

Gay, Lesbian Job Seekers Face Discrimination

Apr. 8, 2015 — Discrimination of gay and lesbian job seekers is commonplace within both private firms and the public sector in the UK, new research ... read more

Shifts in Electricity Generation Spur Net Job Growth, but Coal Jobs Decline

Apr. 7, 2015 — In four years following the 2008 recession, the US coal industry lost more than 49,000 jobs, while the natural gas, solar, and wind industries together created nearly four times that amount, ... read more

One-Third of College STEM Majors Switch Fields by Graduation

Apr. 2, 2015 — About a quarter of high performing students who began pursuing a bachelor's degree between 2003 and 2009 declared a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) major; however, nearly a third ... read more

Bullying by Students With Disabilities Reduced by Social-Emotional Learning

Mar. 31, 2015 — Peer victimization -- bullying -- declined 20 percent among students with disabilities who participated in Second Step social-emotional learning curricula, authors of a new study report. More than ... read more

How a Little Inflation Could Lead to a Lot More Jobs

Mar. 25, 2015 — The Federal Reserve could help create even more jobs by keeping interest rates near zero and tolerating a little inflation, an economist ... read more

Will You Ever Pay Off Your Student Loan?

Mar. 25, 2015 — Would-be participants of higher education must be given full and transparent advice before they accumulate debts as students that follow them into the workplace, according to a new ... read more

Pay Gap Between Male and Female Registered Nurses Has Not Narrowed

Mar. 24, 2015 — An analysis of the trends in salaries of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States from 1988 through 2013 finds that male RNs outearned female RNs across settings, specialties, and positions, with ... read more

Majority of New Pediatricians Satisfied With First Jobs; Work Matches Lifestyle, Family and Career Goals

Mar. 23, 2015 — Despite reports indicating job dissatisfaction among some physicians, at least one group of doctors seems to be starting their careers on the right note. The majority of new general pediatricians say ... read more

Unequal Legacy of Crisis Leaves Young With Economic Mountain to Climb, According to New Report

Mar. 12, 2015 — People in their twenties have been the worst affected by the economic crisis despite higher qualifications than any earlier generation, according to a comprehensive analysis of what has happened to ... read more

Women Still the Ones Who Compromise, Spanish Study Suggests

Mar. 5, 2015 — In the week of 8th March, International Working Women's Day, the debate comes back surrounding paternity and maternity leave. Even in today's Spain it is women who are the most likely to ... read more

National Economy Is Best Predictor of Job Satisfaction

Mar. 6, 2015 — The national gross domestic product (GDP) is a stronger predictor of job satisfaction than workers' personal or job-related characteristics, report ... read more

Stark Inequalities in Aging as UK Government Encourages People to Work Longer

Feb. 25, 2015 — Changes in pension and employment policies are making it increasingly necessary for older people in the UK to work beyond the age of 65.  However, new research fnds significant differences in the ... read more

Manufacturing Growth Can Benefit Bangladeshi Women Workers

Feb. 18, 2015 — The life of a Bangladeshi garment factory worker is not an easy one. But new research indicates that access to such factory jobs can improve the lives of young Bangladeshi women -- motivating them to ... read more

It Takes More Than Merit: Alma Mater's Prestige Highly Predictive of Faculty Placement

Feb. 12, 2015 — A new study finds that small differences in institutional prestige have an enormous impact on the likelihood that a person who graduates with a doctoral degree will land a coveted faculty ... read more

Cops and College: Researchers Look at Impact of Higher Education on Policing

Feb. 5, 2015 — A new study suggests college-educated cops are dissatisfied with the job, have negative views of their supervisors and don't necessarily favor community policing. But a criminologist said the ... read more

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