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Author(s):Usher, A
Title:A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Organization:Educational Policy Institute
Short Description:Finds that children from lower-income families may not be attending university because of serious misperceptions about the cost and value of post-secondary education.
Annotation:This report finds that children from lower-income families may not be attending university because of serious misperceptions about the cost and value of post-secondary education.
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Associated Keywords:
College Access
Low-Income Students
Social and Economic Benefits/Economic Development

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