The Skill Level of the Average College Graduate Varies Enormously Across Countries

In his article, Jason Richwine discusses, based on data from OECD's PIAAC data, that the skill level of college graduates differs across countries. He bases this observation on the indicators that immigrant college graduates in the US hold lower-skilled jobs than the native college graduates. This opinion is furthered by the observation that the immigrants are still lacking behind in poverty, welfare and income measures despite increasing numbers of immigrant college graduates. He supports his argument by highlighting that there is a disconnect between education and skills in immigrant countries. However, he does admit that making these comparisons inter-countries is less reliable than comparing the gap in skills between immigrants and natives within the respective country.

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