U.S. Increase in Personal Income by Educating Adult Workers
Providing adults with a competitive education for today's labor market makes smart fiscal sense. If the population that has taken some college courses or less were to complete an Associate degree and benefit from the typical average wage gain associated with it, the U.S. economy would experience an increase in personal income of $848 billion.
Source: National Commission on Adult Literacy. Reach Higher, America: Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce, June 2008.