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Collection of every day data that interests me & the like minded.

More college degrees, not so great earnings

By | February 3, 2018

Not getting the bang for their credit. More and more people are going to college than ever before, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into earning growth. Does college degree help in earning higher salaries? This data from The Economist highlights the extent of over-education in US and other developed countries. Between 1970 and 2015, the number of college… Read More »

Social skills pay

By | January 20, 2018

Teach them math but social skills first. Social skills play a much bigger role in job growth than math alone, based on this analysis by David Deming of Harvard University, for data spanning 1980-2012. As the world increasingly moves towards automation, the labor market rewards social skills more than other skills, even more than skills from… Read More »

Got PhD? What it pays during Post-doc?

By | January 15, 2018

Highly educated lowly paid. Post-doctoral salaries are even lower than the median household earnings in US, despite years of toiling to get there. Most people starting a PhD dream of working in academia without realizing the years of post-doctoral roles needed to get there. What they also don’t realize are the measly salaries despite such… Read More »

Got PhD? What does it pay?

By | January 14, 2018

STEM is strong. PhDs earn some of the highest salaries right out of college. But certainly not the same for men and women. This set of data collected by the National Science Foundation for those completing their PhDs in 2016 shows it matters a lot what field you specialize in. While business management PhD pays the… Read More »

Power of your passport

By | January 8, 2018

Passport power. Number of countries that allow visa free entry (or visa on arrival) for various passports. Life of a traveler can be very different depending on what passport he or she holds. Germans can get into 161 different countries before applying for a visa, while those in US and Canada have that privilege to… Read More »