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College Graduates Spur Global Economic Growth: Chart of the Day

This year’s college graduates are likely to make the global economy more productive because of their education, judging by the results of a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The CHART OF THE DAY shows the average years of schooling worldwide for people at least 15 years old, according to data that economists Robert J. Barro of Harvard University and Jong-Wha Lee of the Asian Development Bank compiled for their study. They tracked education levels in 146 countries since 1950.