Leaving Money on the Table
The Persistence of Brain Waste among College-Educated Immigrants
June 8, 2021
Author(s): Jeanne Batalova, Michael Fix
Organization(s): Migration Policy Institute
With rising job vacancies and a workforce and society that are aging, the United States already has a reservoir of human capital that is not fully tapped: The millions of U.S.-born and immigrant college graduates who are in jobs requiring no more than a high school credential or who are unemployed. This human capital, if well leveraged, could bring important benefits to the U.S. economy, local communities, and the workers themselves.