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Document Number: 11194

Educational Attainment and Earnings Inequality Among US-Born Men - The gap in earnings between more educated and less educated workers has widened over time, but also the gaps are wider among younger men compared with older men, according to this report. Men with a high school diploma or less experienced absolute decreases in annual and cumulative earnings, those with some college experienced stagnated earnings and the largest gains went to those with advanced degrees. The highest-earning quartile of high school graduates out-earns a sizeable share of those some college and four-year degrees. Along with rising tuition, this may explain why college completion rates haven't risen rapidly. (Josh Mitchell, Urban Institute, April 2014) ...

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