DIY-U: Sociology


Quick notes on chapter 2:

As I was reading the chapter, the phrase "correlation does not equal causation" kept popping into my head.

There was much focus on how higher education is correlated with higher earning potential, and even higher education correlated with even higher earning. BUT, what if higher education was simple a tribal marker, a product of the real causes of higher earning? Things like family wealth, support, intelligence, personal motivation, social success, or any other factors that make individuals generally more successful - and also possibly more likely to seek and attain higher education.

If so, the programs aimed at increasing enrollment in post-secondary institutions may not have the desired effect, or at least not as dramatically as anticipated.

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