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ERIC Number: EJ1118739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Disparities in American Graduate Students' Tendency to Borrow: "Race, Family Background, and Major"
Niu, Lian
International Journal of Higher Education, v5 n4 p194-205 2016
This study uses National Postsecondary Student Aid Study of 2012 data to examine disparities in graduate students' borrowing tendency. Results show Black and Hispanic students, students in education, humanities, and social sciences, and students of parents with lower education level are more likely to borrow for graduate education, even after controlling for financial factors and enrollment pattern. Institution's size and student body racial distribution are associated with borrowing likelihood, while no gender difference is detected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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