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Document Number: 4850

The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life - This report focuses on the relationship between educational attainment and earnings, and examines how the relationship has changed over the last 25 years. It also provides, by level of education, estimates of the average total earnings adults are likely to accumulate over the course of their working lives. Since the mid-1970s, earnings differences have grown among workers with different levels of education, according to this publication. (U.S. Census Bureau, July 2002)...

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