Wednesday, November 2, 2011

PL 67/11: Go for statistics …

Filed under: statistics — plinius @ 10:39 am

Postgrads beat mere bachelors.

They are better at computer programming, design and statistical analysis.

The gap between the salaries of workers with postgraduate degrees and those holding only undergraduate degrees has grown significantly, a study has shown.

  • the differential between the average wage earned by UK workers with a postgraduate degree and those with an undergraduate degree rose from 6 per cent in 1996 to 13 per cent in 2009.
  • In the US, the differential rose from 14 per cent in 1980 to just over 30 per cent in 2009. 
  • The rise was larger for those with doctorates than for those with master’s degrees.
  • The increasingly sophisticated use of computers … correlates with the rise in the premium for those with higher degrees.
  • Postgraduates are better able to perform complex tasks with computers.
  • These tasks might include computer programming, as well as design and statistical analysis.

Source: Times Higher Education Supplement


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