06 March 2012

Chart of the Day: Educational Outcomes and Socioeconomic Status in the USA

Hat-tip: Paul Krugman.


  1. I found this chart to be interesting, however I do not completely understand it. Is there a better explaination of the leveling of scores? What specifies as low, mid, high income? I tried a basic google search regarding it, but to no avail.

    1. Does this read as 74% of students who scored high in 8th grade math, who were also from a high income family at that time, went on to complete a bachelor degree?

  2. If you had high math scores and came from a high income family (defined as being from a family in the top census quintile), then you had a 74% chance of completing a four year degree. But more importantly, if you were in the high income family, you had at least a 30% chance of holding a bachelors degree. That seems really important.

  3. Travel and work is permitted during the process of adjustment of status. Travelling outside US will only be allowed if and only if you get an advance permit (Advance Parole) to reenter the US after your travel abroad and also, you must state the reasons which should either be emergent or business reasons. Otherwise, you will be barred from reentering the country for 3-10 years. Status