From the Greatest Generation through millennials, successive generations are generally more educated than the previous. However, another trend appears to have emerged as well: The gaps in college attainment rates between whites and other races and ethnicities seem to be growing as well. In this video, William Emmons examines these trends.
Emmons is an assistant vice president and economist with the St. Louis Fed and the lead economist with the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability. This video was taken from a recent Dialogue with the Fed presentation. To see the rest of the presentation, visit “Does College Level the Playing Field?”