Educational attainment of low-wage workers, 1979 and 2013

High school College
1979 56.7% 23.9%
2013 77.5% 44.2%

Note: Data are for bottom fifth of wage earners.  "College" means went to some college, or completed bachelor's or advanced degree.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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