Returns to College Education: Analysis on Hispanic Workers

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This paper investigates the trend of the returns to college education and earnings gap between college graduates and non-college graduates of Hispanic workers from 1994 to 2001, and compares the results to the patterns of non-Hispanic White workers. The most striking result is the extremely high returns to college education of Hispanic workers relative to White workers. The significant differences in the patterns of the returns to college education along with higher college premium for Hispanic workers shed a light on which areas public and educational policies should address.

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