The common wisdom says that the United States needs more students studying science, but, as ScienceInsider notes, a study led by a Georgetown University demographer and a Rutgers University sociologist argues the opposite. Growing the number of students, and then workers, in the sciences and engineering will only prove to reduce wages, they say. The researchers surveyed students as they graduated high school and college and then three and 10 years after college.

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