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Unequal colleges in the age of disparity

Author: Charles T Clotfelter
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is commonly supposed that colleges help to reduce inequality by providing paths for individuals to rise beyond modest origins. Reviewing evidence from more than 1,000 colleges, elite and not, the author argues that baccalaureate education's power to reduce inequality has actually declined, because the colleges themselves have become more unequal. Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity describes the market for  Read more...
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Clotfelter, Charles T.
Unequal colleges in the age of disparity.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017016457
(OCoLC)982088443
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles T Clotfelter
ISBN: 9780674982499 0674982495
OCLC Number: 1006502811
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 439 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I: Context --
1. Unequal colleges --
2. System, industry, or crazy quilt? --
3. Snapshot, circa 1970 --
4. Outside forces --
Part II. Supply --
5. The inequality dividend --
6. Zero-sum competition --
7. Evolution in the core business --
Part III. Demand --
8. Scholastic segregation --
9. Economic stratification --
10. Sorting by seriousness --
11. Sorting by belief? --
Part IV. Consequences --
12. Outcomes --
13. Why it matters --
Appendix: Table A.1 Shares by college category of total undergraduate enrollment in 1,157 four-year institutions --
Table A.2 The dwindling share of places at elite colleges --
Notes.
Responsibility: Charles T. Clotfelter.

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