Yes, more education resulted in an improvement of wages over time for all groups. But for some, that increase was a lot more [than it was] for others.
Nyema Mitchell, a director with the JFF Advancement Unit, was quoted in an article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education about two new reports that Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) released as part of an initiative called The Uncertain Pathway From Youth to a Good Job.
Mitchell said the CEW’s findings on racial and gender inequities were striking.
“Something has to be different than what we are currently doing,” she said. “Because yes, more education resulted in an improvement of wages over time for all groups. But for some, that increase was a lot more—and not so much for others. To me, this is an indicator of a larger systemic problem that just getting more education hasn’t yet solved. This is why we need policy changes that are targeted for specific groups.”