January 30, 2008
Individuals with higher levels of educational attainment volunteer at higher rates than those with less education.
Among persons age 25 and over, more than 4 in 10 college graduates volunteered during the year ending in September 2007. In comparison, fewer than 2 in 10 high school graduates and almost 1 in 10 of those with less than a high school diploma volunteered in that period.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Education and volunteering on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/jan/wk4/art03.htm (visited November 30, 2015).
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.