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The Age and Disability Paradox

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Science and Engineering Degree Holders Concentrated Along the Coasts

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Do Higher Degrees Always Pay Off? It Depends

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Foreign-Born Residents Have Diverse Education Backgrounds

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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