For one subset of society, a college degree is worth far less | Quartz

| March 08, 2016

Categories: Students


“At first, college graduates from poorer backgrounds earn around two-thirds of what graduates from more well off families earn. But by mid-career, those from lower income backgrounds make just half of what their wealthier counterparts earn. … t’s widely acknowledged that wealthier students who make it into college have significantly benefited from the resources provided “their background. But it’s deeply troubling to realize that these advantages persist after college.” Full story here.


“At first, college graduates from poorer backgrounds earn around two-thirds of what graduates from more well off families earn. But by mid-career, those from lower income backgrounds make just half of what their wealthier counterparts earn. … t’s widely acknowledged that wealthier students who make it into college have significantly benefited from the resources provided “their background. But it’s deeply troubling to realize that these advantages persist after college.” Full story here.

Also see: New funding for low-income students is a must, but our politicians shouldn’t stop there | The Globe and Mail

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