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Title:* *Degree Inflation? Jobs That Newly Require B.A.’s * *Date: Dec. 4, 2012
*Source:* NY Times Author: Catherine Rampell
*Summary: *Some of that wage premium has to do with the changing nature of American jobs and the skills (and social networks) attained in college. Some of it may have to do with a change in the mix of students who go to college and those who don’t. As college enrollment becomes more expected of high school students — as of October 2011, 68.3 percenthttp://www.bls.gov/news.release/hsgec.nr0.htmof 2011 high school graduates were enrolled in college — the shrinking group of students forgoing college may have other characteristics that are associated with lower wages.
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