‘Elite’ degrees give African Americans little advantage in job market

March 10, 2015

Does having a college degree from a highly selective school make a difference in getting a well-paid job? Not if you’re African American, says a U-M researcher.

A popular belief in U.S. society is that education is the great equalizer to overcoming social disadvantages and obtaining a good job. In his study, S. Michael Gaddis tests the value of different types of college degrees in the labor market for white and black candidates.

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