It’s Not Just The Money

It’s Not Just The Money

The Benefits of College Education to Individuals and to Society

Posted: Oct. 14, 2015
Author(s): Philip Trostel
Organization(s): Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center & School of Economics
Lumina Issue Paper

Education has numerous beneficial effects, and many of these have been documented in academic literature. But research articles typically carefully examine just one effect. This report provides a more complete picture by highlighting many of the frequently unmeasured and ignored benefits of college attendance. It organizes and compiles the evidence from several papers into one place.

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