Salary of young graduates is 42% higher than that of young people with secondary education

The salary of young graduates is, on average, 42% higher than that of young people with only secondary education, revealed the José Neves Foundation in “Guide for young people and parents: how to choose what to study?”.

According to the data, for 2018 and for young people between 25 and 34 years old, those who complete higher education are more likely to be employed and have higher salaries.

“This indicator is not exclusive to graduates. Also those who have completed post-secondary courses, or Higher Professional Technical courses, have higher salary gains of about 10% compared to secondary education”, refers to the statement sent to our newsroom.

According to the guide, “The areas of higher education with the highest average salaries are Business Sciences; Engineering and related techniques; Informatics; Mathematics and Statistics and Health”.

“There is less risk of unemployment in the first years after training in the areas of Life Sciences; Engineering and related techniques; Informatics; Mathematics and Statistics and Health. In another context, there is less risk of working in professions that require lower qualifications in the areas of Architecture and Construction; Veterinary Sciences; Engineering and related techniques; Informatics and Health”, but not three notes.

According to the guide, social inequalities have a very relevant weight in the educational path, with a “relationship between the socioeconomic profile (in particular the education of parents and household income) and the probability of school success” demonstrated by numerous studies. “And everyone finds that the more disadvantaged the family context, the greater the risk of school failure”, says the communiqué, which indicates that, among the OECD countries, Portugal appears as one of those in which this socioeconomic profile most affects expectations and educational choices of students.


Mother detained for pretending to be her daughter at school for an entire day – Unusual

An American woman was arrested after impersonating her daughter at school for an entire day. Casey Garcia spent a day at the school, dressed in a loose shirt, mask and backpack. She attended several classes and only at the end of the day did the teachers realize that it was a 30-year-old woman, not a teenager.

According to the Mirror, Casey wanted to draw attention to the lack of security at that school in San Elizario, Texas. The woman filmed herself for most of the day and posted the images on social media. In the videos, teachers can be seen complaining to the ‘young woman’ to turn off the device.

“I’ve been here all day, face-to-face with the teachers and they didn’t notice”, laments the woman, assuring that only after more than seven hours of classes did a teacher find it strange that this was not a student of hers.

“I’m telling you, we need better security in our schools,” says Casey who, despite breaking the law, never thought the situation would “go that far”. “I just wanted to prove something about the safety of our children. The only thing I want to do is prevent the next mass shooting,” said the American.

Casey is charged with trespassing on private property and obstructing justice.

After the images released by Casey went viral, several parents complained to the school that, in fact, the episode reveals some security weaknesses.