Advances in Social Behavior Research

Advances in Social Behavior Research

ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 03 March 2023

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The Effects of Family Income Inequality and Race and Ethnicity on Student’s Attainment of Postsecondary Education in the U.S. During COVID-19

Xihao Wang * 1
1 Dalton Academy, The Affiliated High School of Peking University, Beijing, China,

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Social Behavior Research, ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 646-656
Published 03 March 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Xihao Wang. The Effects of Family Income Inequality and Race and Ethnicity on Student’s Attainment of Postsecondary Education in the U.S. During COVID-19. ASBR (2023) ASBR ICEIPI 2022: 646-656.


COVID-19 has taken a toll on the global economy. Researchers in the educational section have focused on the relationship between family income and children’s attainment of postsecondary education and the influence of race and ethnicity on family income and education in the context of COVID-19. This study tries to prove the associations among attainment of postsecondary education, family income, and race and ethnicity with quantitative data gathered from the US Census Bureau. This study finally proposes the possibility that there are some hidden factors, other than race and ethnicity, that affect family income and proves some of the existing associations such as the relationship between family income and attainment of postsecondary education. This study constructs a platform for future scholars to combine and discuss the essential and correlated attainment of postsecondary education, family income, and race and ethnicity as a whole.


COVID-19., race, Family income, attainment of postsecondary education, ethnicity


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The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study will be available from the authors upon reasonable request.

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