The Resource Cream of the crop : the impact of elite education in the decade after college, Herant Katchadourian and John Boli

Cream of the crop : the impact of elite education in the decade after college, Herant Katchadourian and John Boli

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Cream of the crop : the impact of elite education in the decade after college
Title
Cream of the crop
Title remainder
the impact of elite education in the decade after college
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Herant Katchadourian and John Boli
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Language
eng
Summary
How do the college you attend and the choices you make in college shape your life? Is an elite education worth the investment? This book, based on a major longitudinal study, is the first to examine these vital issues systematically. In Cream of the Crop, we meet members of the Stanford University class of 1981 ten years after graduation. Their stories show how the rising professional elite has dealt with such issues as reconciling career and family, defining success, and finding satisfaction in work. Their lives tell us worlds about how our brightest young adults are shaping careers, family life, leisure activities, and plans for the future. And their experiences demonstrate how decisions made in college affect career and family choices. Herant Katchadourian and John Boli began studying these men and women as undergraduates, classifying them into four categories: Careerists, Intellectuals, Strivers, and Unconnected. Ten years later, they found remarkable consistency among the members of each group, and reached some exciting conclusions about how the former students had shaped their lives. They discovered that while the educational elite does make more money than the general population, in theory these people value intellectual challenge, creativity, and independence in a job more than money, power, and prestige. The authors found that students classified as Intellectuals in college spent the least time in graduate school. And they determined that, although the women generally earned 27 percent less than the men, they had higher household incomes - and greater earning parity with their spouses. The authors conclude that the approach students took - single-mindedly pursuing a career goal or sampling a wide range of courses - reverberated throughout their later professional and personal lives
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Katchadourian, Herant A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2424
LC item number
.K38 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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Boli, John
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  • College graduates
  • College graduates
  • Universities and colleges
  • Minority college graduates
  • College graduates
  • College graduates
  • Minority college graduates
  • Universities and colleges
  • Academici
  • Stanford University
  • United States
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Cream of the crop : the impact of elite education in the decade after college, Herant Katchadourian and John Boli
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [360]-367) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 383 pages
Isbn
9780465043439
Lccn
94012174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30355137
  • (OCoLC)ocm30355137
Label
Cream of the crop : the impact of elite education in the decade after college, Herant Katchadourian and John Boli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [360]-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 383 pages
Isbn
9780465043439
Lccn
94012174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30355137
  • (OCoLC)ocm30355137

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