According to Axios and a new report out by Harvard, a growing number of U.S. employers are requiring bachelor’s degrees for jobs that have long been performed by workers without them. This is contributing to a rise in income inequality through “degree inflation.”
1. Why does this matter?
2. What are the costs of the shifts and who is hurt by degree inflation?
3. What can government do about this?
4. How will it affect people you know?
Matthews, C. (2017). “Degree inflation” may be pushing workers out of the middle class. Axios, Oct. 25 (Retrievable online at https://www.axios.com/degree-inflation-trend-american-jobs-2500840612.html?utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=organic)