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Mon March 24, 2014
Gender inequality in the college party scene
When you think of inequality in higher education, things like tuition, price of textbooks and food probably come up.
But what about inequality when it comes to the party scene in college?
A new five-year study found that if a young woman chooses the so-called "party path" rather than rigorous studying, and if she's from a working class or low-income family, the party path might not lead to a great college experience, or a promising career.
The research was done by sociologists Elizabeth Armstrong of the University of Michigan and Laura Hamilton of the University of California.
They've turned this research into a book, Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.