ERIC Number: EJ1090078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Widening Income Inequalities: Higher Education's Role in Serving Low Income Students
Dalton, Jon C.; Crosby, Pamela C.
Journal of College and Character, v16 n1 p1-8 2015
Many scholars argue that America is becoming a dangerously divided nation because of increasing inequality, especially in income distribution. This article examines the problem of widening income inequality with particular focus on the role that colleges and universities and their student affairs organizations play in serving low income students and promoting their upward social mobility.
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Higher Education, College Role, Student Personnel Services, Social Mobility, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Social Class, Admission Criteria, School Activities, Social Justice, Institutional Mission
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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