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Document Number: 9488

The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime Earnings - A college degree pays off--but by just how much? In this report, the authors examine not just what a college degree is worth but also what else besides a degree might influence an individual's potential earnings. The report examines lifetime earnings for all education levels and earnings by occupation, age, race/ethnicity and gender. Clearly, a college degree is key to economic opportunity, adding substantially higher earnings on those with credentials than those without. An executive summary is also available. (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, August 2011)...

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