Politics 22 November 2012 Students, keep doing that studenting Your time is coming. Print HTML One of the overriding trends of the recession amongst graduates is simply to continue educating themselves, racking up masters and pHDs, putting off entering the market place in the hope things will eventually pick up. Much has been written about what a bad idea this is, with entrepeneurs like Peter Thiel suggesting university is a bad investment in the first place. But according to one study, the lifelong students are right. A study by McKinsey has found that the next big employment trend will be a shortage in highly educated workers from advanced economies. Talent is predicted to be thin on the ground, as an 18 million shortfall in skilled workers is on its way. Here's a graphic from McKinsey: › Take note Church of England - first female bishop ordained in Africa No massive rush to graduate. Photograph: Getty Images Subscribe More Related articles An unmatched font of knowledge Leader: On capitalism and insecurity Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?