Americans who haven’t gone to college are way worse off today than 40 years ago

American men who have only a high school diploma have seen a reversal of fortunes over the last few decades. While real wages have increased over the last...

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FILE PHOTO: A production line employee works at the AMES Companies shovel manufacturing factory in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, U.S. on June 29, 2017. Picture taken on June 29, 2017.   REUTERS/Tim Aeppel/File Photo

  • American men who have only a high school diploma have seen a reversal of fortunes over the last few decades.
  • While real wages have increased over the last several decades for those who have a higher level of education, they have held flat or fallen for those with lower levels of education.
  • There is no single catalyst for the decline in lower-skilled and middle-skilled labor, and this…

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