Archive for the ‘Labor market economics’ Category

Georgia school focuses on skills local employers say they need   Leave a comment

georgia schoolLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/10/education/school-focuses-skills-local-employers-say-they-need

Summary: Schools are shifting away from offering technical classes at a time when industries are more in demand of high skilled technical workers than ever before.

Original Air Date: April 1, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 17 seconds

Posted August 7, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Labor market economics

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A new approach to increasing low-income college grads   Leave a comment

Obama Gives Commencement Address At Arizona State UniversityLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/24/world/new-approach-increasing-low-income-college-grads

Summary: Taxpayers are spending about $30 billion a year to help send low-income students to college, but only half of these students finish college within six years. College graduates are more likely to hold jobs and earn a higher wage than those who don’t. The federal government is beginning to take a closer look at Pell grant recipients to track their success, in hopes of improving future recipients chances of graduating college.

Original Air Date: March 24, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 41 seconds

Why have 1.4 million prime-age men dropped out of work?   Leave a comment

prime agedLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/28/world/why-have-14-million-prime-age-men-dropped-out-work

Summary: About 1.4 million men, ages ranging from 25-54, have left the workforce since even before the Great Recession began. Looking at data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common reason for leaving the workforce has been being ill or disabled. Economist William Rodgers discussed the obstacles to their rejoining the workforce.

Original Air Date: March 28, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 50 seconds

Why We Work So Much   Leave a comment

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Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/07/24/426017148/episode-641-why-we-work-so-much

Summary: John Maynard Keynes believed that in the future people would work less, he was wrong. The Planet Money team explain the reasons why this has yet to change.

Original Air Date: July 24, 2015

Length: 13 mins 11 sec

This Is The End

this is the endLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/22/408834372/episode-626-this-is-the-end

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the growing use of machines in all aspects of labor, and examines the potential benefits as well as threats it could pose to society.

Original Air Date: May 22, 2015

Length: 12 minutes 39 seconds

Does Raising The Minimum Wage Kill Jobs?   Leave a comment

The golden archesLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/03/06/286861541/does-raising-the-minimum-wage-kill-jobs

Summary: Minimum wage is a hot topic in the economic realm. In this podcast the same study is done three times resulting in different outcomes on the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage.

Original Air Date: March 6, 2014

Length: 4 minutes 32 seconds

The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else’s Salary   Leave a comment

PaycheckLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/07/02/327758712/the-company-where-everyone-knows-everyone-elses-salary

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the pros and cons of pay transparency in the work place and the problems it is solving.

Original Air Date: July 2, 2014

Length: 4 minutes 59 seconds