Chronicle of Higher Ed interviews Brad Hershbein on whether college benefits low-income students

Monday, May 21st, 2018

In a piece appearing on May 17 in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Yes, College Is ‘Worth It,’ One Researcher Says. It’s Just Worth More if You’re Rich," Institute economist Brad Hershbein discusses his work, coauthored with Timothy J. Bartik, on whether students from low-income backgrounds benefit from college education. In the interview with reporter Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz, Hershbein responds to a recent op-ed in the New York Times on the value of a college education for students from poor backgrounds and discusses the findings published in a recent Upjohn Institute working paper.

Read the Chronicle interview

Read "Degrees of Poverty: The Relationship between Family Income Background and the Returns to Education" by Timothy J. Bartik and Brad Hershbein.