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It's Not Just The Money

The Benefits of College Education to Individuals and to Society

Posted: October 14, 2015
Authors: Philip Trostel
Organizations: Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center & School of Economics Lumina Issue Paper

Education has numerous beneficial effects, and many of these have been estimated in large academic literatures. 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 different literatures into one easily accessible place.

It's Not Just The Money