November 4, 2013
Will Studying Math Make You Richer?

Students who advance further in high school math have higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed, according to a new study from the Cleveland Fed. So when Noah Smith and Miles Kimball say there is a “math person” in all of us, listen up.
The study shows that advancing past Algebra II correlates strongly with finishing high school, graduating from college, and thriving in the workforce. Here’s your money chart, with “low-math” students to the left and “high-math” students to the right. 
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Will Studying Math Make You Richer?

Students who advance further in high school math have higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed, according to a new study from the Cleveland Fed. So when Noah Smith and Miles Kimball say¬†there is a “math person” in all of us, listen up.

The study shows that advancing past Algebra II correlates strongly with finishing high school, graduating from college, and thriving in the workforce. Here’s your money chart, with “low-math” students to the left and “high-math” students to the right.

Read more.

  1. djackmanson reblogged this from pol102 and added:
    The chart shows *correlation*. It doesn’t show studying maths causes higher income.
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  3. uselesswolf reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    nooooooooooooo
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    Just think of every math question like a puzzle to make it more fun. It’ll pay off.
  12. poynterinstitute reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Yikes. About time journalists adopted more math in their reporting. Would that help?
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  19. anrawrasaurus reblogged this from pol102 and added:
    Excuse me, this is a correlation/association, NOT a causation. The causation probably lies in the fact that schools in...
  20. areyouapeople reblogged this from pol102 and added:
    Correlation not causality.