(NEW YORK) — More people than ever before are getting a higher education.
A new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that for the first time ever one-third of the country’s 25 to 29-year-olds have earned at least a bachelor’s degree.
“Since the great recession, the job market’s been particularly difficult,” said Pew senior economist Richard Fry. “It’s been especially difficult for young adults and so I think some of them not being able to find work have instead chosen to build their schools and pursue schooling.”
According to the Pew study, the increases are across the board, in all demographics.
“Since the 1980s, the rewards to education have markedly increased and I think young adults and their families have gotten the message,” Fry said. “So part of it is sort of a long run trend in improving education.”
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