Passing the Torch: Does Higher Education for the Disadvantaged Pay Off Across the Generations? (Amer Sociological Association's Rose Ser)

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Passing the Torch: Does Higher Education for the Disadvantaged Pay Off Across the Generations? (Amer Sociological Association's Rose Ser)

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Rating : 4.47 (634 Votes)
Asin : 087154038X
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 286 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-12-26
Language : English

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In Passing the Torch, Paul Attewell, David Lavin, Thurston Domina, and Tania Levey follow students admitted under the City University of New York’s “open admissions” policy, tracking its effects on them and their children, to find out whether widening college access can accelerate social mobility across generations.Unlike previous research into the benefits of higher education, Passing the Torch follows the educational achievements of three generations over thirty years. Mothers with a college degree are more likely to expect their children to go to college, to have extensive discussions with their children, and to be involved in their children’s schools. The steady expansion of college enrollment rates over the last generation has been heralded as a major step toward reducing chronic economic disparities. As the first study to indicate that increasing access to college among today’s disadvanta

About the Author PAUL ATTEWELL and DAVID LAVIN are professors of sociology in the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. A Volume in the American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology

PAUL ATTEWELL and DAVID LAVIN are professors of sociology in the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. A Volume in the American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology

Broad Scope without Losing Depth It is often difficult to find studies that offer a longitudinal look at education and its impact on families. Not only do the authors look across generations of families to determine how higher education increases life chances, but they support conclusions from their own dataset against a national dataset. Equally impressive was the division by race; the focus on r

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