The returns from education in India’s job market

Data show that while the earnings premium at higher levels of education has gone up sharply during the 21st century, the premium at lower levels of education has not. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The returns from education in India’s job market have climbed steeply since the turn of the 21st century, an analysis of the three rounds of the quinquennial employment survey by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) show. In 1999-2000, a graduate would earn 2.4 times the salary drawn by workers who had completed their schooling till class VIII….

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What to Wear to Any Summer Job Interview, From Fashion to Finance

Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue, May 2013 Apartment hunting in New York is especially brutal in June for the same reason every bar suddenly has a long line outside: the yearly flood of new graduates. More than one million bright-eyed 22-year-olds just picked up their college diplomas and are officially on the job hunt. If you’re one of them, we don’t doubt that your resume is spotless and you’ve nailed your elevator pitch. But what are you going to wear? College prepares you for a lot of things, but, after…

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Education should be about more than just job prospects

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is correct that it’s time to take stock of policy on young people, university education and the jobs market (End drive to send more to university, say HR experts, 11 October), but we need a much wider remit than their narrow parameters. We need a fundamental rethink about the world of work and the purpose of education within it. We must ask the most basic question of all: what is education for? At a time when the adult skills budget has been cut…

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Educate Every Girl Child: PM Modi Tells Village Heads

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed village heads from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Delhi at his residence and urged them to work towards educating every girl child. “During the interaction, the Prime Minister encouraged the village heads to work towards educating every girl child, and promoting Swacchta (sanitation) in their respective villages,” an official statement said. This was the second such group to meet the Prime Minister. “He emphasised that there should be no discrimination between boys and girls and added that cleanliness, is the key…

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‘Fantastic Job, Enjoyed Every Minute’: Raghuram Rajan Says Goodbye

HIGHLIGHTS Raghuram Rajan held repo rate steady at 6.5% citing inflation risk He described his three-year tenure at RBI as “fantastic” Dr Rajan is due to step down as RBI chief on September 4 Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday described his three-year tenure at the Reserve Bank as “fantastic”, adding that he “loved every minute” at the Mint Street. The much admired former International Monetary Fund chief economist is due to step down on September 4 to return to academia in the United States. “I think the most important thing is…

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