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Document Number: 3882

The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings - This report illustrates the economic value of an education, that is, the added value of a high school diploma or college degree. It explores the relationship between educational attainment and earnings, and demonstrates how the relationship has changed over the last 25 years. Additionally, it provides, by level of education, synthetic estimates of the average total earnings adults are likely to accumulate over the course of their working lives. (Jennifer Cheeseman Day, Eric C. Newburger, Current Population Reports, Bureau of the Census, July 2002)...

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