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Share of 25-year-olds from each family income fourth without a college degree, by birth cohort

Note: Family income fourths are those of 25-year-olds when they were children.

Source: Authors' analysis of Bailey and Dynarski (2011, Figure 3)

Updated May 16, 2012

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Data are from Bailey and Dynarski (2011), Figure 3, “Fraction of Students Completing College, by Income Quartile and Year of Birth,” which is based on data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 and 1997. Family income fourths are those of 25-year-olds when they were children.

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