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Brown scardamalia


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Brown scardamalia

  1. 1. The Young and The Restless Brain Drain or Life Stage? Warren Brown Cornell University Robert Scardamalia Empire State Development
  2. 2. “ Flight of Young Adults Is Causing Alarm Upstate” “ From 1990 to 2004, the number of 25-to-34-year-old residents in the 52 counties north of Rockland and Putnam declined by more than 25 percent.” - NY Times, 6/13/2006
  3. 3. Decompose the loss of young adults <ul><li>Baby Boom and Bust Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education as an Export Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Attraction of Bright Lights </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Economic Opportunity for Young Talent </li></ul>
  4. 4. Upstate Downstate
  5. 7. 1995-2000 <ul><li>Age in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>20-34 Total </li></ul><ul><li>15-29 College Student </li></ul><ul><li>20-34 BA/BS+ and Job </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Movers </li></ul><ul><li>Out </li></ul><ul><li>In </li></ul><ul><li>Net </li></ul><ul><li>NM Rate </li></ul><ul><li>-13% </li></ul><ul><li>+2% </li></ul><ul><li>Persons </li></ul><ul><li>183,000 </li></ul><ul><li>155,000 </li></ul><ul><li>46,000 </li></ul><ul><li>-109,000 </li></ul>