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Chapman M The effect that higher education has on society: Research Paper Purpose: To inform my professor about the sociological and individual benefits of attaining a higher education. Thesis: College graduates are less likely to live in poverty. Individuals with degrees are more active in the community and are typically healthier than those without. Scholars at centers of higher education inspire both tradition on campus and cultural innovation world wide.
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Chapman My purpose is to inform you of the sociological and individual benefits of attaining a higher education. It would seem as though this would be an easy conclusion to draw, especially in today’s competitive job market and general society. However, the vast majority of people somehow miss this irrefutable fact. According to a study taken from the sociology text-book on the educational achievements in the United States (Ch. 14: Society); college students are the minority even now, as the call of specialized training and higher education becomes more prevalent. In 2007 only 28% of the population were able to say they were college graduates. This percentage may seem low but take into consideration that forty years ago only 11% of the U.S. had graduated from college. If we were to extrapolate these trends, even given a number of years, the status quo will still remain an unfortunate number of individuals without degrees or certifications. One might ask what effect would a higher percentage of graduates have on the United States’ society today. The answer is simple; Society would benefit exceedingly. Since educated individuals are less likely to live in poverty due to their ability to thrive in a competitive job market crime rates will diminish because poverty and crime are inextricably linked. Furthermore, individuals with degrees are more active in the community and are typically healthier than those without. According to Education Pays , an on-line based article, college graduates are less likely to live in poverty due to their investment in their education (Sec 2:9: Education Pays). Graduates, with a four year degree, tend to make two to three times as much as those without a degree. One of the most direct and immediate benefits is the stimulation of our economy these consumer driven graduates will have due to their excess of money.
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Verginiahusting during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.

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