Many young people are stuck in low wage jobs. If these workers do not find opportunities to climb, then they will potentially be stuck on the lower income rungs for the rest of their lives.
Austin Clemens is the Data and Visualizations Manager at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Austin was an Assistant Research Scientist at the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University where he researched criminal justice policy. Austin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. In Political Science from the University of Georgia. His work has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Business and Politics.
Workers who have degrees are already taking jobs further and further down the job ladder. Encouraging or subsidizing higher education attainment will not solve the fundamental problem facing workers in the current job market: There...