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Steinberg, Matthew P.; Piraino, Patrizio; Haveman, Robert – Review of Higher Education, 2009
Access to higher education in the United States is increasingly on the public policy agenda as funding constraints affect the realization of college attendance for many middle and low-income students. We use the Pell Grant as a proxy for low-income participation, and the percent of undergraduate students receiving a Pell Grant (Pell Prevalence…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Differences, College Attendance
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Mumper, Michael – Review of Higher Education, 1993
A study of college affordability compared changes in family income, Pell grants, Stafford loans, and state grants with changes in the average costs of public two- and four-year colleges. It concluded that both sectors became more affordable to low- and middle-income families in the 1970s but less affordable in the 1980s. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Analysis, Economic Change, Family Income