Educational Attainment has an Impact on Personal Earnings

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Essay #: 051609
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The beginning:
Educational Attainment has an Impact on Personal Earnings
Introduction/Importance of the Study:
The amount of education a person receives impacts their wages
and earnings. It is anticipated that as the level of education attainment increases that wages and earnings will increase. The purpose of this study is to test the validity of this hypothesis. If true, this would be a positive effect that has significant implications for under-developed nations, American minorities, schools, and employers.
There is a question at the heart of the hypothesis that educational attainment impacts earnings -- does it pay off to attend school? This seems to be a straightforward question although it can be difficult to measure due to cultural, social,...
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