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The Age and Disability Paradox

Written by: Matthew Brault This week, the Census Bureau released the report “Americans with Disabilities: 2010,” which showed that 18.7 percent of the population has a disability. While this percentage remained unchanged from 2005 to 2010, the number of disabled … Continue reading

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Science and Engineering Degree Holders Concentrated Along the Coasts

Written by Julie Siebens More than 18 million students were enrolled in undergraduate education in 2009. At some point in their education, these students will declare a major field of study. Their chosen fields will influence many other decisions over … Continue reading

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Do Higher Degrees Always Pay Off? It Depends

Written by Stephanie Ewert Many statistics suggest that education is a key way to improve one’s economic position in life.  Consequently, parents often stress the importance of education to their kids in hopes of ensuring economic success for them down … Continue reading

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GED Recipients Have Lower Earnings, are Less Likely to Enter College

Written by Stephanie Ewert Although most people complete high school by earning a traditional high school diploma, some complete a high school equivalency by passing the GED test. Most states and many federal programs consider the GED certificate to be … Continue reading

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Foreign-Born Residents Have Diverse Education Backgrounds

Written by Julie Siebens The educational background of the foreign-born population compared with the native-born population is more diverse than some people may realize. At first glance, it may appear that foreign-born people simply have less education than the native-born … Continue reading

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