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Susan M. Dynarski's research on college graduation rates cited in New York Times editorial

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Research by Susan M. Dynarski was cited in a New York Times editorial called "The Poor, the Near Poor, and You." The editorial discusses various measures of poverty within the U.S., and suggests that measures of poverty could be expanded to include whether children receive a good education, which a key path to upward mobility.

The editorial cites the report "Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality in U.S. College Entry and Completion," co-authored by Dynarski and U-M professor, Martha Bailey. Dynarski and Baily analyzed nearly 70 years of data related to college enrollment, attendance, and completion and found a widening gap between the college graduation rates of children raised in low- vs. high-income families.

[Read the full report]

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