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Fact of the Week: 30 December 2013

Only 13% of Men Aged 60-74 Lack a High School Diploma

In 1985, more than 40 percent of men age 60-74 had not finished high school. By 2011, only 13 percent lacked a high school diploma, according to a 2013 analysis of Current Population Survey data.
Burtless, G. (2013). Can educational attainment explain the rise in labor force participation at older ages? (Issue Brief No. 13-13). Chestnut Hill, MA: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved from
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