Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The value of education

My colleague David Leonhardt at Economix analyzes new government data on pay trends for 2010. It was a pretty bad year for everybody. But the statistics underscore that an education remains as valuable as ever: the pay gap between college graduates and workers with only a high school degree continued to grow and has reached a new record: the typical college graduate makes more than 75 percent more every week than the typical high-school graduate.

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