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Low-income adults in profile: improving lives through higher education

Publisher: American Council on Education

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: February 2004

Distributor: ACE Fulfillment Service

Source Address: Department 191

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20055-0191

Phone: (301) 632-6757

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 48 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Educational Attainment; Economically Disadvantaged; Adult Students; Academic Persistence

Abstract:
“This report describes the low-income adult student population, outlines the many challenges that they face, and explains the economic and social rationales for ensuring that low-income adults succeed in college.” Also included with this document is a guest essay: "Benefits and Barriers to College for Low-Income Adults" (Carnevale and Desrochers).

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