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Wolniak Takes International Look at Undermatching


Associate professor Greg Wolniak co-authored a chapter for Responsibility of Higher Education Systems: What, How, Why? (Brill, 2020).

Along with Marjolein Muskens and Lex Borghans, Woliank expands on his work on career and personal well-being outcomes associated with "undermatching" in the United States. Undermatching occurs when students attend higher education institutions that are less selective than their academic potential would indicate they could attend. 

In their chapter, "The Long-Term Career Consequences of College Undermatching," Musken, Wolniak, and Berghans trace similar negative outcomes among the undermatched students in the United States and in Germany. 

Citing the need for special career services support, they particularly note the marked impact on first generation college students.

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Associate Professor of Higher Education
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 7:57am

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