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Employers’ spending on formal training has increased by 26% since 1994. At the same time, #colleges and universities’ spending on formal education grew by 82%. Learn more: bit.ly/2mlCFbM #CEWeconomics

Those with the most #education receive the most training when in the workforce. Over 50% of training dollars go to those with at least a bachelor’s degree. Learn more: bit.ly/2mlCFbM

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It’s a momentous time for women in politics. A record number of women are running for the Democratic presidential nomination, but lingering bias against women’s emotional suitability to hold political office could impact election outcomes. Read: bit.ly/2ItZycf @Usnews

America's top institutions are extremely selective, but they represent a small fraction of #highered today. @Aliaemily explains more: bit.ly/2V4u0PV @TheAtlantic

America’s #highered problem isn’t enrollment—it’s completion. Getting students to graduate remains a problem for colleges, especially with their low-income minority students. Read more: bit.ly/2UL1qDJ @Richradwhitmir @The74

Formal postsecondary #edu and training account for about $650B in annual spending. Read more: bit.ly/2mlCFbM #CEWeconomics

The percentage of Americans who think women are not as emotionally suited for political office as men has declined. But roughly 13% still have this perception, which may stand in the way for women candidates. Read more: politi.co/2GiuzvY @BenjaminEW @Politico

There are several open positions for skilled plumbers who attend a trade school or complete an apprenticeship program. And they can earn up to $90K per year. Read more: bloom.bg/2IBbEzb @Msasso @business

Employers’ formal training dollars go toward both in-house and outside training. See more: bit.ly/2mlCFbM #CEWeconomics

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About 1 in 8 Americans Think Men Are ‘Better Suited Emotionally’ for Office, Survey Finds

In this Politico article, Benjamin Wermund writes about how gender bias toward women in politics has declined — but still exists. Wermund cites the CEW report “May the Best Woman Win?” to note how media coverage of women in politics differs from that of men. 

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‘We Still Have a Long Way to Go’: New Report Shows Gender Bias Still at Play in Elections, Despite Improvement

In this Chicago Tribune article, Kate Thayer writes about how bias against women in politics can affect election outcomes. Thayer cites the CEW report “May the Best Woman Win?” and quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith.

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The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor