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Low-income students and the perpetuation of inequality : higher education in America

Author: Gary A Berg
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
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"Drawing upon quantitative data gathered from the U.S. Census and U.S. Department of Education, as well as interviews with students from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, Low-Income Students and The Perpetuation of Inequality examines the question of who really benefits from public higher education. It engages with questions of social capital, opportunity, funding and access to education,  Read more...
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Berg, Gary A., 1955-
Low-income students and the perpetuation of inequality.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2010
(DLC) 2009040125
(OCoLC)456551209
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary A Berg
ISBN: 9781409401551 1409401553
OCLC Number: 604920217
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 198 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prepared for failure --
Admissions policies favor the advantaged --
College is more difficult for low-income students --
Gender and race are interlocking categories of inequality --
Case study : recent immigrants to America --
Erosion of the college image --
As a group, the poor benefit less from a college degree --
Conclusion : we can do better.
Responsibility: by Gary A. Berg.

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