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[Smlr_net] [IWS] Census: EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT IN THE UNITED STATES: 2011 (CPS2011) [23 February 2012]

Eugene McElroy mcelroy at work.rutgers.edu
Thu Feb 23 14:19:51 EST 2012


*IWS Documented News Service*

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School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for
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Cornell University****

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Census****

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*EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT IN THE UNITED STATES: 2011* (CPS2011) [23 February
2012]****

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/index.html****

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*DETAILED TABLES*

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2011/tables.html****

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Press Release 23 February 2012****

*Bachelor’s Degree Attainment Tops 30 Percent for the First Time, Census
Bureau Reports*****

 http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/education/cb12-33.html****

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            In March 2011, for the first time ever, more than 30 percent of
U.S. adults 25 and older had at least a bachelor’s degree, the U.S. Census
Bureau reported today. As recently as 1998, fewer than one-quarter of
people this age had this level of education. ****

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            From 2001 to 2011, the number of Hispanics with a bachelor’s or
higher education increased 80 percent from 2.1 million to 3.8 million. The
percentage of Hispanics with a bachelor’s or higher education increased
from 11.1 percent in 2001 to 14.1 percent in 2011. Overall, the increase in
the proportion of the population with a bachelor's degree or higher went
from 26.2 percent to 30.4 percent. ****

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“This is an important milestone in our history,” Census Bureau Director
Robert Groves said. “For many people, education is a sure path to a
prosperous life. The more education people have the more likely they are to
have a job and earn more money, particularly for individuals who hold a
bachelor’s degree.”****

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*Five Data Products Show Many Facets of Educational Attainment*****

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            This information comes from Educational Attainment in the
United States: 2011<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&103&&&http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2011/tables.html>,
a collection of national-level tables from the Current Population Survey
Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). These tables present
statistics on the levels of education achieved by various demographic
characteristics, as well as changes over time. Historical tables go back to
the late 1940s, when the CPS first began collecting data on attainment.
This table package is one of five education-related statistical products
released today. More
findings…<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&104&&&http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/bullet_1_cb12-33.pdf>
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*Below are listed the other four:*****

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Educational Attainment in the United States:
2009<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&105&&&http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p20-566.pdf>,
a report that shows the monthly employment rates by educational attainment
from January 2008 to December 2010, along with other information on
education from the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population
Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and the monthly
Current Population Survey. ****

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Field of Bachelor’s Degree in the United States:
2009<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&106&&&http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acs-18.pdf>,
the first report to examine results from the ACS question that asked
respondents who held a bachelor’s degree or above to indicate their major.
The question was added to the ACS in 2009. ****

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What It’s Worth: Field of Training and Economic Status in
2009<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&107&&&http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p70-129.pdf>,
a report that examines the relationship between educational attainment,
fields of study, and eventual occupation and earnings. The statistics were
collected between January and April 2009 from the Survey of Income and
Program Participation. ****

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Measurement of High School Equivalency Credentials in Census Bureau
Surveys<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&108&&&http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/GED_wp2012-3.pdf>working
paper
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*Those With Bachelor’s Degrees Weathered Recession Better*****

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            People with a bachelor’s degree had lower rates of unemployment
than those with less education in every month from January 2008 to December
2010. This period included all but one month of the recent recession, which
began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009. ** **

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            According to Educational Attainment in the United States:
2009<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&109&&&http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p20-566.pdf>,
the unemployment rate for high school dropouts reached a peak in January
2010 (17.6 percent) and February 2010 (17.9 percent). In February,
unemployment for people with a bachelor’s degree was 5.9 percent.****

More findings…<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&110&&&http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/bullet_2_cb12-33.pdf>
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*Science and Engineering Degree Holders Concentrated Along the Coasts*****

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            More than one-third (20 million) of the nation’s 56 million
bachelor’s degree holders held their degree in the broad field of science
and engineering, including 4 million each in the social sciences and
engineering and 3 million in biological, agricultural and environmental
sciences. ****

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            The report, Field of Bachelor’s Degree in the United
Sates: 2009<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&111&&&http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acs-18.pdf>,
shows that nearly half the nation’s science and engineering degree holders
resided along the East or West coasts. A group of 10 states or equivalents
along the East Coast stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia together
were home to more than 28 percent of people holding such degrees. Another
19 percent lived along the Pacific coast in California, Oregon or
Washington. More
findings…<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&112&&&http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/bullet_3_cb12-33.pdf>
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*Earnings Tied to Degree Level, Field of Study and Mode of High School
Completion*****

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According to What It’s Worth: Field of Training and Economic Status in
2009<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&113&&&http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p70-129.pdf>,
higher levels of educational attainment are associated with higher
earnings. In 2009, the average monthly earnings for adults with a
professional degree who worked full time were $11,927; the corresponding
figure for bachelor’s degree recipients was $5,455. Yet, one with lower
levels of attainment may very well have higher earnings than those with
higher levels, provided their degree is in a technical field. For instance,
adults with an associate’s degree in engineering earned an average of
$4,800 per month, while bachelor’s holders in education earned $3,800.****

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The report also addresses disparities in educational and occupational
outcomes by mode of high school completion. It shows that, in 2009, 16.9
million adults earned a GED certificate to satisfy their high school
requirements. While 73 percent of those who received a high school diploma
went on to complete at least some postsecondary education, less than half
(43 percent) of GED recipients pursued postsecondary schooling. Only 5
percent earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. In contrast, of high school
diploma holders, 33 percent earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. More
findings…<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwMjIzLjU3NTIxMDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjg4NzE2NyZlbWFpbGlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmdXNlcmlkPXNtYjZAY29ybmVsbC5lZHUmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&114&&&http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/bullet_4_cb12-33.pdf>
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            GED certificate holders earned less than high school diploma
recipients at all education levels and across sex, race and ethnicity, and
age. Overall, high school graduates earned approximately $4,700 in mean
monthly earnings compared with GED certificate holders, who earned $3,100.
This difference in earnings is only partly because of lower levels of
educational attainment of those who earned a GED certificate rather than a
high school diploma. Among adults who attained a bachelor’s degree or
higher, the mean earnings of those who earned a high school diploma were
approximately $6,300, while the earnings of those who earned a GED
certificate were approximately $4,900.****

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Eugene McElroy
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