This month we have two very interesting education related articles. The first examines whether majoring in science actually does result in greater advantage relative to majoring in business and humanities. Punarjit Roychowdhury writes, "These findings suggest that while majoring in science might lead to relatively better labour market outcomes for those who are able to find employment, finding employment itself is more difficult for science majors."
The second paper by Deepak Kumar and Pradeep Kumar Choudhury, compares private and public schools to analyze inequality in children's learning. They write, "The findings of the study imply that the cognitive abilities of low-performing government school students can be improved by reducing their absenteeism in schools and increasing the time spent in studying and doing homework after school."