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Document Number: 11139

Higher Education Earnings Premium: Value, Variation, and Trends - While much has been written about the earnings gap between those who have only a high school diploma compared to those who have a four-year degree, this brief explores variations among individuals, types of credentials, occupations and geographical locations. It emphasizes the advantage of degrees beyond high school, but recognizes not all outcomes are advantageous. Also, to focus on recent college grads may lead to an underestimation of the returns. (Sandy Baum, Urban Institute, February 2014)...


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