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ERIC Number: EJ1053493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Social Capital for College: Network Composition and Access to Selective Institutions among Urban High School Students
Hill, Lori Diane; Bregman, Allyson; Andrade, Fernando
Urban Education, v50 n3 p316-345 Apr 2015
This study examines the relationship between networks that provide high school students with "social capital for college" (SCFC) and their access to selective institutions. It also explores the link between racial disparities in access to selective colleges and the composition of students' SCFC networks. Findings indicate that while composition of students' SCFC networks did not vary by race, it was associated with significant differences in the selectivity of their first choice colleges. They also indicate that students in our sample who relied heavily on their peers for information related to college-going are less likely to pursue access to the most selective colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A