Category Archives: Education

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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Nation Reaches Educational Attainment Milestone

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Tweet Written by: Sonia Collazo The Census Bureau collects data on educational attainment in three different surveys: the Current Population Survey (CPS), the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Each serves as an important … Continue reading

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Access to Paid Leave Varies by Education for New Moms

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Tweet Written By: Lynda Laughlin Paid maternity allows new mothers time to care for their newborns and provides economic security while they are away from work. While the Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, entitles new parents to … Continue reading

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The Funding of our State and Local Governments

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Tweet Written by: Lisa M. Blumerman and Jeffrey L. Barnett, Governments Division, US Census Bureau These days the health of our state and local governments is a topic that is much debated. Are our state and local governments solvent? Will … Continue reading

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