According to new research by the Social Science Research Council’s Measure of America project, for our nation’s 5.8 million “disconnected youth”—the one in seven Americans between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four who are neither working nor enrolled in school. This cohort, whose numbers were stable for a decade, surged by 800,000 after the Great Recession and includes not only children from poor and minority families but significant numbers of white, middle-class youth as well.
The City of Tyler developed the Industry Growth Initiative (IGI), a plan to bring the city further into the Innovation Economy with much of the research based on the work of Richard Florida.
Richard Florida discusses what makes a state’s labor force more or less likely to work longer weeks and get higher pay.
His result: Education seems to play a big role in how long a state’s average resident works, and for what wage.
In his book The Great Reset, Richard Florida examines the need to understand that classroom education is merely one phase of a continuous process of learning, discovery, and engagement that can occur anywhere and anytime.
Richard Florida his colleague Charlotta Mellander have taken a closer look at the metropolitan well-being numbers and found moderate correlations between happiness and other factors, like wages, unemployment and output per capita. The variable they looked at that showed the strongest relationship with happiness was “human capital,” measured as the share of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher.