The health and growth of the Texas economy will depend on accelerating progress in closing today’s gaps in educational achievement and earnings potential for diverse groups. Without any change in the current trajectory, Texas will have to import hundreds of thousands of workers to fuel business growth that otherwise could be filled by Texas natives.
Beyond earnings, higher education is associated with better health, longer life, less likelihood of being incarcerated, and more volunteering, charitable donations, and civic involvement.
Altarum’s research focused on race, income, and economic growth and how inequities in education impact the state economy.
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