One form of inflation flying under the radar is degree inflation. Many more jobs now require a four-year degree than they did in the recent past. The degree may be unconnected to the duties of the job but serves to filter applicant pools. Degree inflation comes with a cost to employers and workers. Degree inflation locks men and women with skills, knowledge, and experience out of opportunities and hinders their economic mobility. 

Private-sector employers have begun to remove degree requirements from different middle-skilled jobs. A handful of states led by Republican and Democratic governors and legislatures have also rolled back degree requirements for public jobs. We will explore the rise of degree requirements for jobs that did not previously need them and efforts to repeal them.

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