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dc.contributor.authorWinston, Gordonen_US
dc.contributor.authorHill, Catharineen_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmerman, Daviden_US
dc.description.abstractThis note looks at the quality of the information on family income that selective colleges rely on to increase equality of opportunity by recruiting high-ability, low-income students. Individual family income estimates embedded in the College Board's search parameters are compared, for 635 recent Williams matriculants, with their incomes as reported on IRS Forms 1040 and, for further comparison, with self-reported incomes. The data suggest that there is considerable room for improvement and, indeed, until there is better information, that any effort to increase equality of opportunity by energetic recruitment of high-ability, low-income students will be haphazard at best.en_US
dc.publisherWilliams College Williamstown, Mass.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWPEHE Discussion Paper series 71en_US
dc.titleA note on how well available income information identifies low-income studentsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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