In a perfect world, children of all races, socioeconomic backgrounds, and family types would not only have the opportunity to receive a higher education, but they would also take full advantage of these opportunities. The educational level of children in the ghettos of Chicago or St. Louis would be equal to their suburban counterparts. However, it is not a perfect world, and educational attainment of children and young adults from varying backgrounds differ greatly.
De Serf '02, Megan, "The Effects of Family, Social and Background Factors on Children's Educational Attainment" (2002). Honors Projects. Paper 8.