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Wage gaps between people with different levels of education widen: data

All Headlines 22:58 September 11, 2018

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) -- Wage gaps between South Koreans with different levels of education widened in 2016, the education ministry's analysis of a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) showed Tuesday.

Based on the report, titled "Education at a Glance 2018: OECD Indicators," the ministry said that the 2016 wage levels of those who graduated from two-year colleges, four-year universities and graduate schools were tallied at 116 percent, 149 percent and 198 percent of high school graduates, respectively.

The data for South Korean adults aged between 25 and 64 represented an on-year increase of 1 percentage point, 4 percentage points and 9 percentage points, respectively, according to the ministry's analysis.

The OECD averages for the three different higher education levels in 2016 were 123, 144 and 191 percent.

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