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Which U.S. colleges best help children climb the income ladder? How can we increase access to such colleges for children from low-income families? Economist Raj Chetty takes on these questions in a bold new study, pointing to public higher education as a key agent of change: CUNY alone propels almost six times as many low-income students into the middle class and beyond as all eight Ivy League campuses combined. Chetty joins the GC’s Presidential Professor Philip Kasinitz (Sociology); Presidential Professor Leslie McCall (Sociology and Political Science), associate director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality; and moderator David Leonhardt of The New York Times, with opening remarks by Chancellor James B. Milliken.
DOWNLOAD RAJ CHETTY'S PRESENTATION
Read David Leonhardt: "America's Great Working-Class Colleges"
(NEW YORK TIMES 1/18/17)
Read David Leonhardt: "Budget Cuts That Are Un-American"
(NEW YORK TIMES 1/19/17)
Read THE UPSHOT: "Some Colleges Have More Students from the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60" (NEW YORK TIMES 1/18/17)
Presented with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.