Impact of Educational Attainment on Wages
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Research in labor economics often tests the effect of educational attainment on wages. Our paper examines this relationship using individual-level data from the 2017 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample for the state of Georgia. Across three regression models, we select four additional test variables: age, English fluency, race, and gender. We hypothesize that educational attainment will be the key determinant in wages. The results of our regression models did not fully support our hypothesis, with the explanatory variable gender having the most significant effect.