Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Many Cdn University Grads Work Low-Skill Jobs

This graph is from an article that appeared in The Economist today: Study leave: Plenty of university graduates are working in low-skilled jobs. The newspaper got their information from the OECD.

Canadian graduates are not as badly off as those of Spain. Still, about 37% of them aged from 25-29 work at low-skill level jobs, and their average gross earnings are about $45,600.

I don't know how to make a logical appeal to an eighteen-year-old who is bent on paying a tonne of cash and several years' lost income to obtain a degree in psychology (like I did) to think about their future income prospects. Do you?