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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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Nation Reaches Educational Attainment Milestone

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 tool … Continue reading

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Access to Paid Leave Varies by Education for New Moms

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 unpaid … Continue reading

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What is a College Degree Worth?

Written by: Tiffany Julian, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, US Census Bureau A college degree has long been considered the golden ticket to success in life. High schools and parents constantly reinforce the importance of obtaining a college degree … Continue reading

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