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    Brookings Today, 9/29/14

    Brookings Today

    A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.  Read More

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    Compare Lifetime Earnings by College Major with New Hamilton Project Interactive

    Excerpt of chart showing median lifetime earnings by college major in millions of dollars (The Hamilton Project)

    New research released by The Hamilton Project today explores median lifetime earnings for select majors, including those with the highest earnings, those with the lowest earnings, and those that are among the most common. "Over the entire working life, the typical college graduate will earn $1.19 million in today’s dollars," the research shows. "This is more than twice as much as the lifetime earnings of a typical high school graduate ($580,000), and $335,000 more than that of a typical associate degree graduate." But how does what you study affect your earnings? A new interactive chart allows you to compare the annual and lifetime returns of 80 college majors, and to those with a high school degree only.  Read More

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    Weekend Reads: Indian PM Modi in Washington, Romney 2016?, Inside the New York Fed, and More

    Brookings Weekend Reads

    A selection of new content from Brookings this week, plus what our experts are reading.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 9/26/14

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    Brookings Experts on the U.S.-led Strikes on ISIS and Targets in Syria and Iraq

    An F/A-18C Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct strike missions against ISIL targets, in the Gulf in this U.S. Navy handout photograph provided September 23, 2014. (REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Burck/Handout via Reuters)

    As U.S.-led air strikes proceed against ISIS and other targets in Syria and Iraq, Brookings experts continue to offer their insight on and recommendations for the path forward.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 9/25/14

    Brookings Today

    A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 9/24/14

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    Six Questions about the Limited English Proficient (LEP) Workforce

    Paola Garcia reads a book with her three-year-old daughter Emily at Action for Boston Community Development's (ABCD) Head Start program in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, March 5, 2013. Garcia attends classes to learn English as a second language while her daughter attends Head Start. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

    Workers in the United States without full proficiency in English are found in a variety of occupations and industries, represent a wide swath of origin countries and cultures, and have varying levels of income. As Jill Wilson, a senior research analyst and associate fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, finds in her new report on English skills, English proficiency is a strong predictor of economic standing among immigrants regardless of educational attainment. "National, state, and regional leaders," Wilson argues, "have an opportunity to enhance the human capital and economic mobility of their current and future workforce by investing in adult English instruction through more funding, targeted outreach, and innovative instruction." Here are six questions, the answers to which offer an introduction to the more extensive report.  Read More

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    Brookings Focuses on the Obama-Modi Summit and U.S.-India Relations

    U.S. and India flags seen behind U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during their joint news conference New Delhi, July 31, 2014. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins a multi-day trip to New York City and Washington, DC this week during which President Obama and he will hold a summit meeting on September 30. This is Prime Minister Modi's first visit to the U.S. as leader of the world's largest democracy, and the first meeting between the two leaders. Learn more about the India Initiative's briefing book on U.S.-India relations and an event held today featuring Brookings experts and Rep. Eliot Engel, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  Read More

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    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Details Economic Costs of Climate Change at Hamilton Project Forum

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks on the economic costs of climate change at a Hamilton Project forum, September 22, 2014. (photo by Ralph Alswang)

    "As an economic matter, the cost of inaction or delay is far greater than the cost of action" on climate change, said U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew in a forum hosted by The Hamilton Project yesterday. Secretary Lew was joined by former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, co-chair of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Michael Greenstone, The Milton Friedman Professor in Economics and Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, to explore the economics of climate change, and the potential costs of inaction to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more here.  Read More

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