The economic returns and employment situation of higher educated persons in Canada -- as compared to U.S. and other OECD countries -- are disturbing. PhDs, even after five to six more years of schooling, earn only 8 per cent more than Masters. The logical question is why does Canada produce PhDs in numbers far more than can be gainfully employed?
Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Carleton University
Dr. Mahmood Iqbal is a visiting scholar at the department of Economics, Carleton University, Canada. His work experience includes nearly 20 years of service at the Conference Board of Canada. He specializes in inter-disciplinary areas of economic policy research, and is the author of more than 35 published reports and 25 articles. Recently published: No PhDs Please: This is Canada: Dismal Employment and Earning Prospects of PhDs in an Advanced Resource Rich Country.
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more