In this edition of Brookings Data Now: STEM jobs remain open for more time on average than other job openings; China’s growth rate is not replenishing; Syrian refugee children lack access to education; millions of children could attend school next fall.
The average number of days that STEM job advertisements requiring a Ph.D. or other professional degree remain open
Job postings for non-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics openings last 33 days on average.
Children per couple on average in China
This estimated negative population growth rate combined with the fact that China’s economic growth rate is more than 30 percent less than the average for the preceding decade could transform the nature of capitalism within the country.
Amount required by Jordan’s education ministry and NGOs to allow all Syrian refugee children to have access to school
To date, there are about 600,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Number of out-of-school children who have the opportunity to start back to school in the fall
In Pakistan 14 million girls are married off and forced out of education every year.
Elina Saxena contributed to this post.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.
"Instead of stopping trade, modernize the trade agreements, but also provide safety nets for workers. Because these things are going to keep happening, not only because of trade but because of modernization."