Borrowing Inequality: Race, Class, and Student Loans

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004 - Social Science - 161 pages
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In addition, current loan programs can burden student borrowers in that their career opportunities are restricted, in effect perpetuating the very patterns of inequality that the programs were intended a alleviate. While the graduates' prospects clearly are higher than they would have been without higher education, the structural pattern of inequality continues to reflect race, ethnic, gender, and class characteristics."
 

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Contents

Higher Education and the Reproduction
7
The Promise of Higher Education
27
The Educational Debt Burden
71
Educational Debt and Economic Class Reproduction
89
Innovative Policies
107
Family Income Ranges
133
References
139
Index
153
About the Book
161
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