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Newspaper Article: Earnings Gap Between College and High School Grads Reaches Highest Point in 48 Years

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STUDENTS, literacy, learning, SCHOOLS, high school, postsecondary

Authors

Yen, Hope

Published

February 11, 2014

Abstract

The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor's degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century. It's a sign of the growing value of a college education despite rising tuition costs, according to an analysis of census data released Tuesday. Young adults with just a high-school diploma earned 62 percent of the typical salary of college graduates. That's down from 81 percent in 1965, the earliest year for which comparable data are available.

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