Education pays 2007: the benefits of higher education for individuals and society

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Author: Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer

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College Board (U.S.)


Students who attend institutions of higher education obtain a wide range of personal, financial, and other lifelong benefits; likewise, taxpayers and society as a whole derive a multitude of direct and indirect benefits when citizens have access to postsecondary education. Accordingly, uneven rates of participation in higher education across different segments of US society should be a matter of urgent interest not only to the individuals directly affected, but also to public policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels. This report presents detailed evidence of the private and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Qualifications; Employment; Gender; Income; Higher education; Outcomes; Statistics; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Return on education and training; Data analysis; Postsecondary education

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: New York, New York: College Board, 2007

Physical description: 46 p.

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Also called: Education pays 2007

Statement of responsibility: Sandy Baum and Jennifer Ma

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 97.464

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