Parents' Low Education Leads to Low Income, Despite Full-Time Employment

Douglas-Hall, Ayana; Chau, Michelle M.

Higher education is one of the most effective ways that parents can raise their families' incomes. There is clear evidence that higher educational attainment is associated with higher earnings. Over the past two decades, parents with less education have been losing economic ground. Policies that support education for low-income parents and children offer them the potential for lasting economic security.


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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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June 11, 2010