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Number of PhDs receiving federal aid more than tripled from 2007 to 2010
The Daily Caller ^ | 5/7/12 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 05/07/2012 11:13:37 AM PDT by Nachum

Higher education is meant to be the path to success, but that conventional wisdom may not be entirely true.

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, between 2007 and 2010, the percentage of people with a graduate degree who were on food stamps or were receiving another kind of federal aid more than doubled, reaching 360,000.

In 2007, 9,776 people with PhD’s were receiving some kind of aid. In 2010, that number had more than tripled to 33,655. For people with master’s degrees, the number spiked from 101,683 to 293,029. Austin Nichols of the Urban Institute crunched those numbers for The Chronicle using census data.

Relative to the total 44 million Americans who received some sort of federal assistance in 2010, those with graduate degrees make up a miniscule part of the pie. But their reliance on the system presents a dynamic that contradicts the conventional wisdom.

Those with more education are more likely to have a job in the first place. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, just 4.0 percent of college graduates or those with higher degrees are unemployed in April 2012. That number has remained relatively constant since 2011.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aid; federal; phds; receiving
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1 posted on 05/07/2012 11:13:46 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 05/07/2012 11:15:20 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

PhD in Basketweaving gets federal monies?


3 posted on 05/07/2012 11:21:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Nachum
Number of PhDs receiving federal aid more than tripled from 2007 to 2010

Did they include the number getting federal grant money to study shrimp on treadmills or global warming?

Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. ... The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present -- and is gravely to be regarded. - President Eisenhower's farewell address, 17 January 1961.

4 posted on 05/07/2012 11:22:42 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Nachum

Doesn’t say the age group. How many are older folks with old PHDs or Masters that are irrelevant or insufficient for todays world.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 11:25:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
All part of "overwhelm the system."
6 posted on 05/07/2012 11:27:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: carriage_hill

BS, MS (more of the same), PhD (piled higher and deeper)


7 posted on 05/07/2012 11:38:09 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Nachum

Perhaps food stamps means testing should bar those with advanced degrees from getting food stamps - AND those with federal student loan debt AND advanced degrees from getting any type of state or federal hand outs.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 11:39:51 AM PDT by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: Nachum

I’m confused: Shaquille O’Neal got a PhD to qualify for food stamps?


9 posted on 05/07/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT by Vide
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To: dblshot

LOL; perfect acronym, d!


10 posted on 05/07/2012 11:52:36 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Sacajaweau
How many are older folks with old PHDs or Masters that are irrelevant or insufficient for todays world?

Well, unless they're counting Medicare and Social Security in the calculations, not that many. And, there old PhDs would be underrepresented were it not for the requirement to take the benefits when one hits a certain age: academicians with tenure tend to retire very late: I know lots of mathematicians (my own field) who are working well into their eighties.

Older PhDs were in actual academic disciplines that don't become irrelevant, and either have tenure or long ago left academe for commerce or industry, where what they learned is still useful. Too many of the new ones are in [Affirmative-action-beneficiary-class-here] Studies or areas that have been corrupted (most [Language-name-here] Literature programs are now Continental-Philosophy-for-Dummies programs having been taken over by deconstructionists).

11 posted on 05/07/2012 11:53:31 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Nachum

I’d love to know how these numbers compare to those with BAs, BSs, MAs, MBAs, MSs, etc.


12 posted on 05/07/2012 12:00:23 PM PDT by dangus
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So Universities get to rake a lifetime worth of debt out of their students, and then pay their employees peanuts, with the Government making up the difference at both ends.

What a deal!


13 posted on 05/07/2012 12:21:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: carriage_hill

” PhD in Basketweaving gets federal monies?”

Yep


14 posted on 05/07/2012 8:22:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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