Unequal Higher Education in the United States: Growing Participation and Shrinking Opportunities
AbstractThis paper argues that rising institutional inequality is a component of individual-level inequality in the United States because U.S. higher education provides a diverse group of students with unequal access to different kinds of institutions. Using latent profile analysis, we classified all public and private nonprofit higher education institutions in the U.S. from 2005 to 2013 into seven categories. We held these categories stable over time and allowed institutions to move between them. “Good value” institutions were scarce and tended to limit access through selective admission. Only Subsidy Reliant institutions that were directly supported by government appropriations regularly provided good value seats to a racially diverse group of students. Yet the number of institutions in the Subsidy Reliant category declined markedly over time. The resulting system offered access to many students but provided limited opportunity to secure a good value seat. View Full-Text
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Taylor, B.J.; Cantwell, B. Unequal Higher Education in the United States: Growing Participation and Shrinking Opportunities. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 167.
Taylor BJ, Cantwell B. Unequal Higher Education in the United States: Growing Participation and Shrinking Opportunities. Social Sciences. 2018; 7(9):167.Chicago/Turabian Style
Taylor, Barrett J.; Cantwell, Brendan. 2018. "Unequal Higher Education in the United States: Growing Participation and Shrinking Opportunities." Soc. Sci. 7, no. 9: 167.
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