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Income/gender gaps in U.S. college completion

1/18/2012 feature story

Using census and NLSY data, Martha Bailey and Susan Dynarski document a growing gap in educational attainment between children from high- and low-income families in the U.S. They also find rising inequality by gender, with women outpacing men in every demographic group.

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