ERIC Number: EJ836351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
Why Our Graduates Are Settling in Other States: And Why We Shouldn't Care
Trostel, Philip A.
New England Journal of Higher Education, v23 n3 p19-20 Win 2009
"Since so many graduates of our public colleges settle in other states, why should our state subsidize the workforce development of other states?" Or, "Why should we get more people into college when we won't have enough jobs for more college graduates here?" These widespread sentiments among people involved in public higher education indicate a general lack of understanding about jobs in a modern economy. The problem with the typical way of thinking about the labor market for college graduates is that it ignores two fundamental aspects of markets for labor: (1) Jobs are created, and destroyed, all the time; and (2) Job creation does not happen randomly. In this article, the author explains why individuals should not worry about new graduates migrating to other states.
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Labor Market, College Graduates, Job Development, Higher Education, Skilled Occupations, Skilled Workers, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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