This article describes the changes in patterns of freshmen and family incomes in colleges and the nation between 1966 and 1986. It shows that low income students experienced losses in access to college in the early 1980s.
Davis, Jerry Sheehan and Johns, Kingston Jr.
"Changes in Low Income Freshmen Participation in College, 1966 to 1986,"
Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 19
, Article 5.
Available at: https://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol19/iss1/5