The college premium vs. the marriage premium: A case of double standards

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January 24, 2012
EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  
Posted in Commentary

"When people -- economists and non-economists alike -- look at the size of that college premium, they usually conclude that more people should go to college. On a personal level, they urge individuals to enroll. On a policy level, they don't just favor all the existing measures that encourage college attendance; they want government to redouble its efforts. Funny thing, though. When people -- economists and non-economists alike -- look at the size of the male marriage premium, they barely respond." (01/23/12)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2012/01/the_college_pre.html  

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