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Paying for the party : how college maintains inequality

Author: Elizabeth A Armstrong; Laura T Hamilton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Two young women embark on their education at a big state university. Five years later, one is earning a good salary at a prestigious accounting firm and the other woman is saddled with burdensome debt and a low GPA. In an era of skyrocketing tuition and mounting concern over whether college is "worth it," the authors assess the state of American higher education. They provide a powerful exposé of unmet obligations  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Armstrong; Laura T Hamilton
ISBN: 9780674088023 0674088026
OCLC Number: 924318157
Description: xv, 326 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Contents: The women --
The party pathway --
Rush and the party scene --
The floor --
Socialites, wannabes, and fit with the party pathway --
Strivers, creaming, and the blocked mobility pathway --
Achievers, underachievers, and the professional pathway --
College pathways and post-college prospects --
Politics and pathways --
Appendix A: Participants --
Appendix B: Studying social class --
Appendix C: Data collection, analysis, and writing --
Appendix D: Ethical considerations.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura T. Hamilton.

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