Average hourly wages for young workers, by education, 1989–2011
Note: Shaded areas denote recessions. Data are for college graduates age 21–24 and high school graduates age 17–20 who are not enrolled in further schooling.
Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotations Group microdata
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