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ERIC Number: EJ968047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Rural-Nonrural Disparities in Postsecondary Educational Attainment Revisited
Byun, Soo-yong; Meece, Judith L.; Irvin, Matthew J.
American Educational Research Journal, v49 n3 p412-437 Jun 2012
Using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study, this study revisited rural-nonrural disparities in educational attainment by considering a comprehensive set of factors that constrain and support youth's college enrollment and degree completion. Results showed that rural students were more advantaged in community social resources compared to nonrural students, and these resources were associated with a significant increase in the likelihood of bachelor's degree attainment. Yet results confirmed that rural students lagged behind nonrural students in attaining a bachelor's degree largely due to their lower socioeconomic background. The findings present a more comprehensive picture of the complexity of geographic residence in shaping college enrollment and degree attainment. (Contains 5 tables and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED557072; ED556748; ED547260; ED555627