Wages and Compensation


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    The Value of Education and Training After High School

    Feb 2, 2022

    Most types of postsecondary credentials can lead to improved earnings. But returns can vary across different fields and by demographic characteristics. Understanding the value of credentials can help individuals, employers, and policymakers make smarter investments.

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    Increasing the Minimum Wage Could Reduce Divorce in Low-Income Households

    Mar 16, 2022

    U.S. survey data reveals that, among men and women earning low wages, a one-dollar increase in the state minimum wage was linked to delayed marriage and reduced divorce. Both changes are likely to strengthen low-income families.

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