Figure R

Educational attainment of low-wage workers, 1979 and 2013

1979 2013
High school 56.7% 77.5%
College 23.9% 44.2%
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Note: Data are for bottom fifth of wage earners. "College" means attended some college or completed college or advanced degree.

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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