ERIC Number: ED046363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Effects of Federal Aid to Higher Education on Social and Educational Inequality.
This report examines the effects of federal aid to higher education on (1) class inequality, (2) racial inequality, (3) inequality of opportunity, (4) social mobility, and (5) the distribution of degrees. Chapter 1 defines the terms used and presents a preliminary sketch of the argument. Chapter 2 focuses on the effects of socioeconomic background on an individual's college career. Chapter 3 discusses the effects of federal aid on social mobility and college attendance. Chapter 4 examines historical trends in educational attainment and opportunity and compares these to historical trends in social mobility and equality in the societal structure. Chapter 5 examines whether the gap is closing between white and black levels of income, occupation, and education, with special reference to higher education. Chapter 6 examines the relationship between education and income and concludes that expansion of federal aid to higher education is likely to help reduce racial inequality but probably not class inequality. Chapter 7 discusses the effect of student aid on black educational attainment. Chapters 8 and 9 deal with "educational inflation" and the prospects and problems of expanding the availability of educational credentials. (AF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research, New York, NY.