Labor Markets and Skills

The most important policy to boost economic opportunity is one that focuses on shifting the occupational mix toward fewer low-wage jobs and more middle-wage ones.
Labor Markets and Skills
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March 23, 2015
Welcoming high-skilled STEM workers in technology industries creates jobs in the service economy.
September 15, 2014
Unsurprisingly, education spending and a well-educated workforce are correlated among states.
September 4, 2014
The U.S. faces a very real high-skill shortage.
September 3, 2014
Since we do not need any more STEM workers we should just close universities.
May 15, 2014
Despite decades of effort, we have made little progress in improving K-12 education.
March 25, 2014
There is considerable evidence that we are facing a STEM worker shortage. We must stop debating the point and focus our efforts on fixing the problem.
March 12, 2014
ITIF will host a lively debate regarding the STEM worker shortage.
November 20, 2013
Denmark’s industrial-focused doctorate can serve as a model for private sector-relevant education and research.
September 11, 2013
Robert Charette’s recent article arguing that we do not face a STEM worker shortage is based on flawed analysis and faulty assumptions.
August 29, 2013
The reality of the college and STEM debate is that none of the top fastest growing occupations even require a bachelor's degree.