A Look at Working Students Across the Country

The Old College Try

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A college education — according to President Obama, The New York Times, and pretty much every economist in the country — is increasingly necessary in today’s economy. A 2015 study by Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce found that from 1967 to 2007, the number of high-skill jobs requiring a college degree rose 14%, […]

Milwaukee Housing Trends

Renting vs. Owning: A Profile of Milwaukee Housing Trends

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Milwaukee is a complex city — it’s one of the oldest cities in the Midwest, but it’s also ranked in the top three “up and coming” cities in the U.S. It’s filled with historic charm and architecture, most evidently in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood, but it’s also home to a thriving downtown and the corporate […]

National Rents on the Rise for May 2017

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Nationally, rent prices increased slightly in April, with the median one-bedroom rent rising to $1,012 per month. That’s the highest it’s been since January’s figure of $1,016, and represents an overall decline since the beginning of the year of .39%. When it came to the steepest rent drops, two familiar faces led the way: Lincoln, […]

Living in the Wage Gap: A Look at Gender, Wages, and Housing Affordability

Living in the Gap

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Despite its prevalence in both culture and legislation dating back to the late 1800s, the wage gap between men and women remains a contentious issue. The first legislation aimed at abolishing gender-based earnings discrepancies in the private workforce was the Equal Pay Act of 1963 — 93 years after Congress passed a bill to prohibit […]

Cost & Opportunity: Education

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ABODO’s Cost and Opportunity series has so far helped you weigh the best cities for jobs in tech, health care, and PR. This month, we’ll turn to one of the nation’s most important jobs: education. The American Community Survey’s education occupational category includes all teachers, regardless of level, as well as teaching assistants, museum curators, […]