College pays dividends - more so in Texas than U.S.
Abstract: Economic research confirms what parents have been telling their children for generations: College education pays off in higher earnings. Indeed, the gains from earning a college degree have been rising over the past quarter century--in both the nation and Texas. ; Supply and demand go a long way toward explaining rapid increases in the college premium since the 1980s. Texas' faster increases suggest demand growth has outpaced supply growth by a wider margin in the state than the nation.
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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Part of Series: Southwest Economy
Publication Date: 2009
Order Number: 2