Tag: Low Male College Completion Rates

Economic Consequences Of Low Male College Completion

Men’s college degree attainment key to lowering U.S. unemployment According to David Autor, professor of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, “middle-skill jobs, typically well-paying work that doesn’t require extensive higher education, are vanishing.” While women are earning the degrees required for the new jobs our economy is creating, men’s degree attainment is growing at a slower rate.  Because there is a mismatch between employers’ demands for knowledge workers and the labor market supply, men without college degrees are a driving factor between high unemployment rates in the U.S.