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Low wages not education to blame for STEM skills gap0

Posted on December 27th, 2015 in HP Features, STEM News

Low wages not education to blame for STEM skills gap

Low wages rather than inadequate training are to blame for the STEM skills gap, according to research from the University of Warwick.

A new briefing paper suggests that the lack of workers with skills in science, maths, engineering and technology (STEM) and ‘soft’ communications skills is not due to problems with the education system, but to employers being unwilling to offer higher wages to suitably skilled workers.

The research was conducted by Dr Thijs van Rens associate professor in the Department of Economics.

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