Is Higher Education Good for You?
On Wednesday 21 February, PBS Head of Department Professor Paul Dolan led a debate on the opinion splitting topic of higher education, along with Lord Willetts and chaired by Julia Black. This discussion was held against the backdrop of increasing evidence from the UK and US to show that higher education is associated with less happiness and more inequality.
This topic proved to spark as much commentary as you might expect with long debate taking place on Twitter via #LSEBeveridge.
Listen to the entire debate via the LSE podcast or watch the video.
Highlights from #LSEBeveridge on Twitter
Are we addicted to success at the expense of happiness? Should we focus more on ‘just enough’ vs ‘more please’. @profpauldolan questions whether higher education is really good for you with Lord Willetts #LSEBeveridge
We can get addicted to wealth and success and education. We are craving too much of these things. Interesting point in current climate #LSEFestival #LSEBeveridge @profpauldolan
I don't think it should matter whether your tertiary education is called university, technical school, community college - it should matter that a kid from Kensington and a kid from Hull has the same probability of going to either. That's just not the case right now #LSEBeveridge