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Why Don’t More Young People Go to College?

John Schmitt and Heather Boushey consider the pay-off of attending college and prose policies to make college attendance more worthwhile.

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  • Heather Boushey

Even though the gap between prospects for high school and college graduates has remained wide, young people are not rushing to attend college. Indeed, many economists believe widespread college education is the main avenue to future economic growth. These two analysts find that the pay-off of college does not accrue to all as is widely thought. And they propose that we channel policies to make college more financially worthwhile.

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Heather Boushey

Senior Fellow