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Supplement to Education and Synthetic Work-life Earnings

November 18, 2011

Supplement to Education and Synthetic Work-life Earnings
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

In September, the Census Bureau released a study that examined the economic value of educational attainment by estimating the amount of money that people might earn over the course of a 40-year career given their level of education. In response to the high level of media interest in these findings, the Census Bureau today released a series of supplemental tables. These tables include an estimate for the total population — all people regardless of gender, race, and Hispanic origin. They show that a person with bachelor’s degree working full time from ages 25 to 65 would have $1 million more in earnings than a similar person with high school diploma. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/acs/index.html>.

News release: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/education/cb11-153.html>.
Report: <http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf> [PDF].


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