The ‘College Premium’: Can it Withstand Hyperspecialization? (Harvard Business Review)

Robert Laubacher, a research scientist and the acting executive director of the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, examines the notion of hyperspecialization — “the change knowledge workers will undergo as some or all of the tasks they currently perform, as part of a single job, get broken up, sometimes into tiny micro-tasks, and assigned to many workers connected by the Internet” — and its impact on what we know as the college premium, the income differential between college graduates and those with only a high school diploma.

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