Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 90–105 | Cite as

The value of the college degree for older women graduates

  • Sandra Kanter
Article

Abstract

A survey examining the economic benefits of returning to college for older women was conducted in 1986 at the College of Public and Community Service at UMass/Boston, a competency based educational institution for poor and working class adults. The results of the survey show that, while monetary returns are quite limited, the college degree has given older women access to professional and managerial positions. The vast majority of the women believe that the acquisition of the college degree greatly improved their economic opportunities.

Keywords

Social Psychology Economic Benefit College Degree Educational Institution Cross Cultural Psychology 

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© Human Sciences Press 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Kanter
    • 1
  1. 1.Lesley College in CambridgeMass.

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