It's not just the money: the benefits of college education to individuals and to society

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Author: Trostel, Philip


Education has numerous beneficial effects, and many of these have been estimated in large academic literatures. But research articles typically carefully examine just one effect. This report provides a more complete picture by highlighting many of the frequently unmeasured and ignored benefits of college attendance. It organizes and compiles the evidence from several different literatures into one place. The report's chapters cover: (1) earnings; (2) fringe benefits; (3) employment; (4) health; (5) other private benefits; (6) productivity spillovers; (7) fiscal externalities; (8) crime; ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Income; Employment; Culture and society; Economics; Higher education; Tertiary education

Keywords: Return on education and training; Wellbeing; Outcomes of education and training; Social development; Social capital; Economic development

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Indianapolis, Indiana: Lumina Foundation, 2015

Physical description: 72 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 122.598

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