First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes
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First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes

The educational gains associated with having a college-educated parent are widespread

Posted: May 18, 2021
Author(s): Richard Fry
Organization(s): Pew Research Center

The economic benefits of a college degree are not equally felt among college graduates. A study from the Pew Research Center finds that college graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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