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Chart of the Week: It Pays to Get An Advanced Degree

Since 1984, there has been a 13% increase in monthly earnings for young adults (ages 25-43) who hold a bachelor’s degree. If you hit the books for additional schooling, however, your wages increased even more over the years: 23% for … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Parents See Career Capital as Success Driver

In a recent survey of 4,100 business executives in 32 countries by Accenture, almost nine in 10 professionals believe that building “career capital”—differentiated skills that define and advance their careers—is crucial to success in the workplace. Respondents listed having longevity … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Knowledge Tops Alma Mater, Business Leaders Say

Business leaders prioritize knowledge over college, according to the Gallup-Lumina Poll on Higher Education. When asked what hiring managers valued most in candidates, business leaders responded that knowledge of a field (84%) trumped other areas such as applied skills (79%), … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Going Gray, Growing Apart

Middle-aged Americans are divorcing at a rate double what they did 20 years ago. In a study called “The Gray Divorce Revolution,” sociologists found that the rate had increased from 4.9 to 10.1%. Results were compared between 1990 and 2010 … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: The Education Pendulum Takes a Feminine Swing

Women are bringing more education to American marriages, breaking a 50-year trend of their husbands carrying the schooling advantage. Based on 2012 census and community data compiled by Pew Research Center, 20.7% of married women are more educated than their … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Economic Views Stuck in Neutral

In a recent poll from Bloomberg, Americans were mixed in their outlook for the economy. 41% of the people surveyed expected the overall strength of the economy would be about the same in 2014 as it was in 2013. About … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Aging: Global Phenomenon or Regional Problem?

The global population of people 65 years and older is expected to triple to approximately 1.5 billion people by mid-century, creating varied reactions from different countries and regions. According to a 2013 Pew Research Center Global Attitudes Survey, concerns over … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: How Impactful Are Medical Care Expenses?

More than a quarter of U.S. families are feeling the burden of paying for medical care, and nearly 17% of families are struggling to pay medical care expenses. According to a recent National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) survey, one … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Paying Down Debt is Top Financial Priority

The top priority for Canadians in 2014 is paying down debt, according to a CIBC poll conducted by Harris/Decima. This financial focus has been consistent north of the border for the past four years as paying down debt and building … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Female Workers Closing the Pay Gap

Female workers, especially those of the Millennial generation (ages 25 to 34 years old), have been closing the gender wage gap over the past 30 years. As of 2012 year-end, all female workers (at least 16 years old) earned 84% … Continue reading

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