Ending Hunger in America, 2014 Hunger Report Introduction - Page 17

Bachelor’s Degree Attainment Rate (moving 3-year average) tests compared to their peers in other countries.40 In low-income school districts, where the majority of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast, lower test scores reflect the different socioeconomic realities of these children’s lives.41 College can make a world of difference in equalizing inequalities that begin at birth. More than half of children born into the poorest 20 percent of the population (the bottom quintile) who complete a four-year college degree make it to the middle quintile or higher.42 But children from low-income families have to foot more of the Figure i.11 Estimated Baccalaureate Degree Attainment by Age 24 bill for their postsecondary edu by Family Income Quartile, 1970-2009 cation than their counterparts a 90% generation ago. While the cost 82.4% of post-secondary education has 80 soared, their paren ??d????????)????????????????????????????(??)=??????????????????????????)????????????????????????????)Q???%??????E?????(??)??????????????e???????????????)???????????????????????????(??)??????????????????????????)????????????????????????????(????(??)??????????????????????????(???)??????????????????????????Q????%??????E?????(??)??????????????Q??????????)????????????????????????(??(???)?????????????????????????)M??????%??????E?????(????)??????????????????????????(??)??????????????????????????????????(???)?????????????????????????????(??) ?????%??????E?????(?)????????????????????????(????(????(????(????(????(????(????(????)????????????????????????)????????M?????????????=?????)M??????A???????????????????=?????????????????q??????%??????????????????)???????????????????t)???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)Q???????????????????????????????????????I??????????????????????????????????)????????????%??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)??????????Q??????????????????????????????????????????Q?????????)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????I???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????????????1???????????????????????????(?? %????????()?() ??????????]????%??????((0