In the News: First-Generation College Students Earn Less Than Grads Whose Parents Went to College

When discussions take place about first-generation college students, often the focus is on how disadvantaged they are in comparison to their peers whose parents went to college.

NC State sociologist Anna Manzoni and Duke sociologist Jessi Streib recently conducted research that shows that first-generation college students experience another form of disadvantage that lasts long after they graduate – and that is: how much they earn.

The two sociologists, who focus on topics of career progression and class inequality, recently wrote this piece for The Conversation.