Published: January 4, 2007
Linking Learning to Earning
As the job market goes global, propelling more young people to higher levels of educational attainment is now being seen as an economic necessity.
Educating young people to high levels is a moral imperative, but statistics suggest it’s also an economic one—for individuals and for society.
A college graduate in the United States earns, on average, $23,441 more per year than a high school graduate, and $31,595 more than a high school dropout.
College graduates also are more likely than high school graduates to have full-time, year-round employment, and are about 20 percent more likely to be fully employed as those without...
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