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US – Wages are lower for BA holders raised on low incomes

The proportional increase for those who grew up poor is much less than for those who did not. College graduates from families with an income below 185 percent of the federal poverty level (the eligibility threshold for the federal assisted lunch program) earn 91 percent more over their careers than high school graduates from the same income group. By comparison, college graduates from families with incomes above 185 percent of the FPL earned 162 percent more over their careers (between the ages of 25 and 62) than those with just a high school diploma:

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  A college degree is worth less if you are raised poor | Brookings Institution

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