ERIC Number: EJ1108418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Inequalities at the Outset: Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Differences in Parents' Perceptions of Paying for College
Warnock, Deborah M.
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n5 p503-521 Jul 2016
Using NELS data I examine parents' perceptions of paying for college before their students enter high school. Findings suggest that racial wealth disparities may help explain differences in parents' perceptions of paying. In addition, Hispanics and low-income families are less likely to have information about financial aid and more likely to report that their child will need to earn money for college. The results suggest that while availability of funds may most affect African Americans parents' perceptions of paying for college, lack of money and lack of information define the perceptions of Hispanic and low-income parents.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Paying for College, Parent Attitudes, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Low Income Groups, Student Financial Aid, Socioeconomic Status, Access to Information, Whites, Asian Americans, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Debt (Financial), National Surveys, Grade 8, Regression (Statistics), Intention, Student Employment, Family Structure, Rural Urban Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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