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Document Number: 10941

How College Shapes Lives: Understanding the Issues - Value of an education has different meanings depending on the eye of the beholder. This report explains ways payoffs can be approached and the reason opinions vary. For example, there are considerable differences in earnings among workers at any one level of education and the differences may be attributable to occupations or geography. Or, conflicting predictions of the future need for more educated workers result from differing definitions and methodologies. Or, especially for students graduating into weak economies, it frequently takes time to find the path that ensures that going to college was worth it. (Sandy Baum, Charles Kurose and Jennifer Ma, College Board, October 2013)...

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