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5 Things Friday

August 28, 2015
   
   

1. VIEWS YOU CAN USE
Priced Out: Can High-Density Housing Solve the Affordability Crisis?
Ed DeMarco, Milken Institute senior fellow in residence, shared policy perspectives on density and affordable housing with community leaders at a forum co-hosted by the Institute and KPCC-Southern California Public Radio. Read blog.

 

2. The Future of Higher Education and How America Will Pay For It
We explore the challenges driving the need for change in funding higher education. Read report.

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3. QUOTE OF NOTE
Generation Deferred: Should My Diploma Come With a Receipt?
Since the recession, millennials have been starting fewer businesses, postponing marriage, and buying fewer homes and cars – key drivers of economic growth. Why? They are spending more to achieve higher education. Read blog.

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4. VIEWS YOU CAN USE
How to Reshape the Conversation About Women In Science
LaTese Briggs, director of FasterCures’ Philanthropy Advisory Service, recently joined a working group organized by the New York Stem Cell Foundation. The group identified strategies for advancing women in science, especially medicine, and engineering. Following the publication of an article on this in the journal Cell Stem Cell, Briggs explained why she got involved and why everyone can benefit from the group’s recommendations. Read blog.

 

5. CHART GALLERY
State Tech and Science Index 
Capital and land were formerly an economy’s key productivity forces, but today human capital drives the knowledge-based economy. Regions with the educational institutions that produce highly skilled workers benefit from a virtuous cycle: Their talent attracts cutting-edge companies and innovative startups, which draw skilled labor from outside the region, attracting more companies, and so on. Because education determines the quality of a region’s workforce, this composite index looks at educational attainment and state funding for schools. Read report.

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