ERIC Number: ED138144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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The Influence of Social Class on Entrance to Graduate and Professional School.
Baird, Leonard L.
The influence of social class on students' entrance to graduate and professional education was examined by analyzing data from a large longitudinal sample. Students who did not go on to further study tended to come from less affluent and less well educated families, while students who went to professional schools came from wealthier and better educated families. Students from wealthier families pursued advanced study more frequently than others, even when undergraduate grades were statistically controlled. Students from wealthier homes were also more likely to follow through with their senior plans for advanced study, especially in law and medicine. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Students, Family Income, Grades (Scholastic), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Law Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Medical Education, Parent Background, Professional Education, Statistical Studies, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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