4 Economic Surprises of the Humanities

Enrolled in a class so far from my field as to include “Economics” in the title, I roped my paper topic into something more akin to my English major. What, my research question asked, are the economic returns to pursuing the humanities?

Well, as you can guess, I found that the direct wage increase of getting a B.A. in the humanities was lower than the wage increase of getting a B.A. in most other categories of majors, especially the sciences. The only category with lower returns in America was education. Which is a bit of a shame, since I’ve got an English B.A. and I’m working on a masters in education…

However, a few interesting data emerged as I examined economics and the humanities: Continue reading 4 Economic Surprises of the Humanities