Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The U.S. is falling behind other nations in numbers of college graduates

Younger Adults (Ages 25 to 34)
Holding University/College Degrees
As the figure above shows, the United States is 8th among developed nations in the portion of young adults who have college degrees. It is second in the portion of those 35 to 64 who have such degrees.

The obvious implication is that some other nations are training more college graduates than is the United States.

As the European common market is more and more integrated, the relevant geographic area for human resource concerns is the entire EU. Thus one might compare either the entire EU with the United States (or the North American Free Trade Zone) or compare comparable regions, such as New England with Scandinavia.

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