ERIC Number: EJ1093056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Are All Colleges Equally Equalizing? How Institutional Selectivity Impacts Socioeconomic Disparities in Graduates' Labor Outcomes
Giani, Matt S.
Review of Higher Education, v39 n3 p431-461 Spr 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which the magnitude of disparities in the labor market outcomes of college graduates stemming from socioeconomic background varies according to institutional selectivity. The data used for the study are drawn from the National Center for Education Statistics' Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, which followed a 2002 cohort of high school sophomores for ten years. The results suggest that socioeconomic background did impact the wages and earnings of students who earned their bachelor's degree during this timeframe and that the magnitude of these disparities varies appreciably across institutional selectivity tiers.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Selective Admission, Labor Market, Longitudinal Studies, Socioeconomic Background, Salaries, Educational Attainment, College Graduates, Institutional Characteristics, High School Graduates, Statistical Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Employment Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); National Center for Education Statistics (ED); National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (ED)
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