Education gap creates a new divide in wages, class and place

  • by: Emily Badger , Washington Post
  • Updated: July 11, 2014 - 11:00 PM

WASHINGTON – Census data suggests that in 1980 a college graduate could expect to earn about 38 percent more than a worker with only a high-school diploma. Since then, the difference in their wages has only widened as our economy has shifted to bestow greater and greater rewards on the well-educated.

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