Students Who Hold Jobs During College Earn More Money After They Graduate

January 03, 2018

For students born in the early 1980s, each extra year of school pushed their wages up about 7% on average, according to a working paper distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research this week. However, what you do with all that extra time is critical. After researchers stripped out variables such as demographics, whether students had accumulated work experience while in school and other unobservable characteristics, the wage premium went down to just 1%, the study found.

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