Adjunct Professors on Welfare

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

Apparently, there are adjunct professors on welfare. More from the Washington Monthly:

“This is not really true. It turns out, according to a piece at Slate, that a lot of America’s adjunct professors are actually on welfare.”

“According to an analysis of census data by the University of California-Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education, 25 percent of “part-time college faculty” and their families now receive some sort public assistance, such as Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, food stamps, cash welfare, or the Earned Income Tax Credit. For what it’s worth, that’s not quite so bad as the situation faced by fast-food employees and home health care aids, roughly half of whom get government help. But, in case there were any doubt, an awful lot of Ph.D.s and master’s degree holders are basically working poor.”