Statistics on the value of an education, earnings data by level of education, race and gender

September 14, 2005

Education often entails choices about field of study, alternative credentials, and the time to start and complete studies beyond high school. This report explores issues related to school completion and degrees, fields of training, occupations pursued, and earnings obtained. It also examines the education and earnings of people who obtain a General Educational Development(GED) certificate, the different educational results for women and men, and trends across generations. This report uses data collected in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) in June through September of 2001, representing the civilian noninstitutionalized population living in the United States

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