Population Demographic Characteristics - Education, Bachelor's Degree or Higher
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Why Is This Important?
Higher adult education levels are associated with greater earning potential, higher life expectancy, and increased social involvement. There is a relationship between more education and better mental well-being and over-all health. People having higher education benefits society as a whole through: civic engagement, interest in societal issues, and stronger interpersonal connections.
The percentage of adults age 25 years and older who have a bachelor's degree or higher.
New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program.
Estimated population age 25 years and older with a bachelor's degree or higher.
Estimated population aged 25 or more years.
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Education Indicators in Focus. 2013. Available from: http://www.oecd.org/education/skills-beyond-school/EDIF%202013--N%C2%B010%20(eng)--v9%20FINAL%20bis.pdf
Walsemann, K., Bell, B., Hummer, R. Effects of Timing and Level of Degree Attained on Depressive Symptoms and Self-Rated Health at Midlife. Am J Public Health. 2012 March; 102(3): 557?563.