ERIC Number: EJ438421
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Academic and Nonacademic Influences on the College Destinations of 1980 High School Graduates.
Hearn, James C.
Sociology of Education, v64 n3 p158-71 Jul 1991
Focuses on relationships between high school graduates' personal characteristics and the nature of the postsecondary institutions they attend. Suggests that within the matching process is a sorting mechanism that reinforces nonmeritocratic tendencies. Analyzes national data for the high school class of 1980. Finds, that socioeconomic background particularly affects choice of college. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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