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Martha J. Bailey

Bailey sees spike in rich-poor college completion gap since 1990s

a PSC In The News reference, 2011

"Middle-Class Areas Shrink as Income Gap Grows, New Report Finds" - New York Times. 11/15/2011.

In this story on the shrinking portion of American families in middle-income neighborhoods, Martha Bailey points out a potential factor: the growing rich-poor gap in college completion rates. She says that currently more than 50% of all children from high-income families finish college, while less than10% of low-income children finish.

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Martha J. Bailey

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