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Yang says remittances from workers abroad increase educational attainment for children

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Edin and Shaefer's book on destitute families in America reviewed in NYT

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David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Fabian T. Pfeffer

Pfeffer et al. find increase in college completion rates among disadvantaged students attending 2-year colleges

a PSC In The News reference, 2012

"Law of Averages" - Inside Higher Ed. 08/27/2012.

A new study by Jennie Brand, Fabian Pfeffer, and Sara Goldrick-Rab finds that while enrolling at a community college appears to decrease college completion rates among more-advantaged students who otherwise would have attended 4-year colleges, it has a modestly positive effect for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not have attended college -- a group that represents the majority of community college-goers.

Researcher:

Fabian T. Pfeffer

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