Author: Klugman, Joshua

Title: How Resource Inequality Among High Schools Reproduces Class Advantages in College Destinations

University Affiliation: Temple University


Research Question: What is the role of schools’ resources in mediating the effects of family SES on students’ postsecondary destinations?

Published: Yes

Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation: Research in Higher Education

Journal Entry: Vol. 53, No. 8, Pp. 803-830

Year: 2012


  1. High SES students attend schools advantaged in programmatic resources such as AP and IB subjects and sports offerings, teachers with graduate degrees and social resources in the form of high SES and high resources student bodies.
  2. High family SES is associated with attending a private school over a public one and is negatively associated with attending a high school In a rural area.
  3. The results show significant positive effects of Family SES on all marks of distinction except for IB subject taking.
  4. Social resources, in the form of the socioeconomic composition of other students, are associated with higher scores on the SAT/ACT exam (an effect which is even larger than that of family SES), but are not associated with any other mark of distinction.
  5. School resource significantly mediate the effect of family SES on all marks of distinction except IB subject taking and extracurricular activities.

Scholarship Type Journal Article Empirical Research

Keywords: College, Funding, SES

Regions National

Methodologies: Quantitative

Research Designs: Secondary Data

Method of Analysis: Regression

Sampling Frame: Cohort who entered college in the mid-2000s

Sample Types: Random

Unit of Analysis: Student

Data Types: Quantitative

Data Description:


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