Monday, April 14, 2008


In the United States, the education distribution depends on age. The youngest age group has lower levels of education because they haven’t finished their schooling yet. The oldest age group came of age in an era when finishing high school was not as necessary for employment and going to college was much less common. This table provides some evidence that many people continue to get more education even in middle age. The proportion with a graduate or professional degree is highest among those age 45 to 64.

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