Re: [R] Way OT: Anyone know where to get data on relationship between education and salary

From: Thomas Lumley <tlumley_at_uw.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 08:29:46 +1200

>> I'm sorry for the way OT post, but here goes.  I'm an informatics
>> specialist, and R user.  My wife is a secondary school maths teacher.
>>

The first place to look for this sort of information in the US is the Statistical Abstract of the United States [which is, sadly, scheduled to be a victim of the US budget cuts], where table 228 turns out to be "Mean earnings by highest degree earned', broken down by age, race, sex.

For raw data for the UK I think you want the British Household Panel Survey. Access to the raw data or online table generation requires registration at the UK Data Archive. Someone may well have done the analysis already, though -- they have a bibliography of published papers.

    -thomas

-- 
Thomas Lumley
Professor of Biostatistics
University of Auckland

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