Paper Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17NxNrQ-mQWEDzLA9MUeq2Q3SeNXxY31Br-R_dkicLnI/edit
Abstract: Currently, there is an incredible unevenness in the wealth distribution within the United States. The upper class hold a disproportionate amount of the wealth as compared to the diminishing middle class and this inequality is growing; as a result, the middle class have turned to college as a means of social mobility. However, due to pre-existing inequalities in college affordability, the college selection process, and career opportunities the wealthy hold an advantage at every level creating a compounding effect in an uneven playing field. Consequently, rather than breaking down class boundaries, college actually reinforces them.
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