The Role of Higher Education in Social Mobility

  title={The Role of Higher Education in Social Mobility},
  author={Robert H. Haveman and Timothy Smeeding},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  pages={125 - 150}
Most Americans expect the nation's colleges and universities to promote the goal of social mobility to make it possible for anyone with ability and motivation to succeed. But according to Robert Haveman and Timothy Smeeding, income-related gaps both in access to and in success in higher education are large and growing. In the top-tier colleges and universities, almost three-quarters of the entering class is from the highest socioeconomic quartile. The pool of qualified youth is far greater than… 

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