The Value Of A College Degree Summary

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In the article, “The Value of a College Degree”, Rose argues that there are clear benefits of receiving a college education by highlighting employment, earnings, and learning gains. First of all, he cites that throughout their careers, those with a baccalaureate degree are shown to earn $1 million more than those who only have a high school diploma. He also argues that these degrees can be used as signals, in order to get noticed when finding employment, and the higher education allows the person to perform better and thus, get promoted. Furthermore, Rose cites an counter argument made by Arum and Roksa (2011) that many college students do not have significant learning gains, and rebuts by stating that the skills acquired in college vary and
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