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The Shape of the River : Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions Twentieth Anniversary Edition / Bowen William G., Derek Bok.

Author/Creator:
G., Bowen William, author., Author,
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (528 pages) : 103 b/w illustrations, 93 tables
Series:
The William G. Bowen Series ; 118
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Affirmative action programs in education -- United States -- Case studies.
African American college graduates -- Case studies.
African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- Case studies.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission -- Case studies.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
First published in 1998, William Bowen and Derek Bok's The Shape of the River became an immediate landmark in the debate over affirmative action in America. It grounded a contentious subject in concrete data at a time when arguments surrounding it were characterized more by emotion than evidence-and it made a forceful case that race-conscious admissions were successfully helping to promote equal opportunity. Today, the issue of affirmative action remains unsettled. Much has changed, but The Shape of the River continues to present the most compelling data available about the effects of affirmative action. Now with a new foreword by Nicholas Lemann and an afterword by Derek Bok, The Shape of the River is an essential text for anyone seeking to understand race-conscious admissions in higher education.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Chapter 1. Historical Context
Chapter 2. The Admissions Process and "Race-Neutrality"
Chapter 3. Academic Outcomes
Chapter 4. Advanced Study: Graduate and Professional Degrees
Chapter 5. Employment, Earnings, and Job Satisfaction
Chapter 6. Civic Participation and Satisfaction with Life
Chapter 7. Looking Back: Views of College
Chapter 8. Diversity: Perceptions and Realities
Chapter 9. Informing the Debate
Chapter 10. Summing Up
AFTERWORD
Appendix A. The College and Beyond Database
Appendix B. Notes on Methodology
Appendix C. Earnings in Relation to Advanced Degrees, Sector of Employment, and Occupation
Appendix D. Additional Tables
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Bok, Derek, author., Author,
Lemann, Nicholas
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780691184227
OCLC:
1078914291
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780691184227 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.