Social determinants of college completion and wealth mobility : a life course approach to educational completion among young baby boomers
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This dissertation fits within both the sociology of education subfield and the mainstream discipline's longstanding concern over stratification, which is generally understood as the systematic persistence of unequal social statuses and socioeconomic positions in society. Educational status, especially the condition of having completed a four-year undergraduate degree, represents a key feature of socioeconomic position and an important predictor of various life chances in the United States. One limitation of previous sociological research on education is that most studies have asked about the ...