Title

Wages And The University Educated: A Paradox Resolved

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1997

Published In

Monthly Labor Review

Abstract

Analysis of a new data base to study occupations and employment reveals a surplus of university graduates and a movement of many of these individuals, especially those with lower functional literacy, into high-school-level jobs; only university graduates with literacy skills commensurate with their education have received rising wages.