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- Both cognitive and soft skills – such as perseverance, tenacity and social skills – played an important role in shaping economic outcomes of students.
- The gap in earnings between high-school-educated and college-educated workers has more than doubled in the United States during the past three decades.
- In 2014, salaries for teachers nationwide were $10,400 less than the average earnings of a female college graduate.
- Educational attainment has gradually risen over the past 35 years, with the share of young women with college degrees almost doubling to 39 percent from 21 percent. Young women are now more likely than young men to have a college degree.