Investing in Education pays Dividends

Submitted by Liz Weaver on March 4, 2012 - 8:35am
A recent Martin Prosperity Institute report show that Education and Earning are connected

The Martin Prosperity Institute recently released a report called Education (still) pays, but How Much?  This report shows that for all categories, the completion of a college or university degree increases an individual's earning potential over their lifetime.  

In some cases, the increase in earnings is quite substantial. 

Exhibit 1: Average wage returns for additional educational attainment


If education increases an individual's lifetime earnings and if Canada is seeking to become more prosperous overall, this report begs the question, why don't we, as a country, better support individuals living in low incomes to complete high school and follow a post secondary path?