Monday, November 21, 2011

The Growth Rate of Bachelor's Degrees.

Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz made an important point a couple of years ago about how the growth rate of people getting bachelor's degrees is slowing down.

Anyway, I have a cruder measure of this phenomenon than they do.  I just took the raw/simple measure of BA attainment from CPS data.  The Table below measures the rate of growth of people with "4 or more years" of college education.  The two numbers are just two different ways to calculate "average annual growth rates" because the data isn't there for all the years in the series. 

2000 2010   2.93%


1980-2000 3.58%


1960-1980 5.49%
1965-1980 5.56%

1940-1960 2.75%

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