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REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - The morning sun casts long shadows as commuters walk along a sidewalk in New York August 28, 2015.

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More data can make college less risky

January 21, 2016, Beth Akers and Jonathan Rothwell

Beth Akers and Jonathan Rothwell argue that institutions of higher education in the U.S. don't provide easy access to information about risks associated with investing in a degree. Students need to be able to compare earnings across major institutions, for example, to better mitigate risk.

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