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Earning Potential

5 Illinois Colleges Whose Graduates Earn the Most Money

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.01.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

One of the biggest reasons students choose to go to college is to learn the skills necessary to get a high-paying job. Earnings potential can even be a main factor in deciding where to go to school, in addition to academic programs, athletic attractions and extra-curricular opportunities.

Is Stay-at-Home Motherhood a Luxury?

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 01.31.2015 | Style
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

Most SAHM's have lives very different from those of the women depicted on The Real Housewives. The majority of SAHM's do not enjoy daily wine fueled lunch dates with friends or are SAHM's who indulge in weekly shopping sprees and spa treatments.

For Love or for Money: The Politics of Picking a College Major

Shoham Geva | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Shoham Geva

It seems like two things have happened: One, that there's a lot of guilt lying around for those who dare to think practically about the implications of their college major and two, that pursuing your passion in college is becoming a luxury even on top of the luxury college already is.

Fall Into the Gap

Alex Palombo | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The causes for income inequality and the gender pay gap are many and varied, and the solutions should be the same. We, as a nation, cannot just pass one limited pay equality bill and sit on our hands, saying that we fixed the problem.

Are You Sure College Is Really Worth All The Time and Money?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are proponents on either side who either say: 1) college costs too much and students don't really get that much out of it anyway, or 2) if young people want to get ahead in life, a college degree is essential. I am inclined to follow the latter dictum.

A Two-Year Degree Might Beat Your Bachelor's

Posted 01.10.2013 | College

A college degree's impact on earning potential is well known, but new data questions whether an associate's degree can beat out a bachelor's. Mark...

12 Things You Need To Know About The Economy And Education

Posted 09.27.2012 | Education

A paper for The Hamilton Project analyzes the associations between education and various outcomes, highlighting a dozen economic facts on the state of...

Depressed Teens Could End Up Earning Less As Adults

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

It's never too early to get help for depression, especially since being depressed during your teen years may end up hurting you professionally later o...

The Important Career Lesson We Can Learn From Peggy Olson

Forbes Woman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women

Men do a lot things we don’t that contribute to the persistent 20-30% wage gap. Mad Men, that great reminder to the nation of life before femini...

Should I Go Back to Grad School?

Women & Co | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money
Women & Co

When it comes down to it, the decision to pursue further education lends itself quite nicely to the same thing we rely on to help us make other expensive decisions: simple math.

Erotic Capital Of Mommies

Trina Read | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada Living
Trina Read

Once a woman bears another man's child, she loses her erotic capital. But the bigger question remains, is this a part of the reason why women aren't able to earn as much once they become moms?

Virtual Exhibit Economica Spurs Discussion of Women's Global Earning Potential

Emily Goligoski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Emily Goligoski

The International Museum of Women exhibit Economica manages to humanize the impact of policymakers' and institutional decisions by inviting women to tell their stories themselves.