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Thursday, January 15

Social Mobility

Britain's The Economist reports the results of an interesting study out of Oxford. The surprising conclusion is that higher education is overrated as a factor in upward social mobility. Much more important are a person's interpersonal skills, appearance, manners, etc. An excerpt:

"'You see a lot of people from university who take three to six months to pick up the skills for an office job. They could do that by the age of 19 and start moving up. Instead they spend three years at college and then take a job they would have taken anyway.'"

Enjoy the article.


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