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Assessing colleges' contributions to social mobility

July 25, 2017 Insider Higher Ed

A new paper co-authored by Brown economist John Friedman examines the key findings of the Equality of Opportunity Project, which exploits a unique data set to assess the contributions that individual colleges make to intergenerational social mobility. The research received significant attention upon its public release last winter, including in Inside Higher Ed, but the paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research explores the findings in depth.

Assessing colleges' contributions to social mobility (research by John Friedman cited) – Inside Higher Ed