Posted by: Josh Lehner | July 23, 2021

Educational Attainment Disparities (Graph of the Week)

Happy Friday! I’m working on a larger project and in the midst of doing it, created the following chart to help visualize the data. Honestly it’s a bit of a Rorschach test when it comes to the intersection of educational attainment with age, sex, and race and ethnicity. Before this gets buried, or rather embedded into the larger analysis, I wanted to elevate it be the latest edition of the Graph of the Week. So many possibilities, opportunities, and historical inequities can be seen here. Have a good weekend.


  1. Why start at college. Even after BLM blows over. black children will be at the bottom and no one cares about 12 lost years of an educational career – Especially if it is the one thing that can break poverty.

    Of course, thanks to SB744 which was secured by large public union contributions, we can’t even test if kids of any color have any skill to get a HS diplomas for the next 3 years (and prob more once the Legislature avers what a great idea this is) of this.

    I guess that’s one way to get 100% grad rate isn’t it? Even if it means taking 12 years and giving children NO survival skills.

  2. Josh, What does this look like when you put the ages in reverse? Would going younger as it moves to the right show trends vs. age comparison?

  3. […] Source: Educational Attainment Disparities (Graph of the Week) | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis […]

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