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Inside the Vault, Fall 2013: College Degrees: Why Aren’t More People Making the Investment?

Fall 2013

The benefits of higher education have continued to grow over the past 30 years—specifically, greater earnings and lower unemployment for those with a college degree. So why aren't more people making the investment? The Fall 2013 issue of Inside the Vault answers this question in its lead article with an exploration of the benefits of college, the drivers of college participation rates, and the impact of the recession on college enrollment. Other articles include a look at lifetime earnings, a Q&A about college and careers, and details on new Econ Lowdown resources.

•  Full Issue (pdf)

•  Index

•  College Degrees: Why Aren’t More People Making the Investment?

•  Lifetime Earnings: A Good Reason to Go to College

•  Glossary

•  Economic Snapshot: Education by the Numbers

•  What's Your Question?: College and Careers

•  Bulletin Board

•  Featured Resources: New for Fall

Inside the Vault is an economic education newsletter for educators.


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Audience:   High School, Consumers, Middle School, College
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, Personal Finance
Resource Types:   Publications
Concepts:   Risk, Unemployment, Interest, Income