Education

  • Sean Reardon

Leader: Sean Reardon

The purpose of the Education RG is to examine trends in the extent to which educational access and achievement are related to poverty and family background. The scholars working within this RG are examining state-level differences in the effects of social origins, uncovering the causes of the recent rise in the socioeconomic achievement gap, uncovering the causes of the yet more recent turnaround in this rise (among kindergarten children), and examining the ways in which high-achieving children from poor backgrounds can be induced to go to college. The following is a sampling of relevant CPI projects.

Reducing the race gap in test scores: How can the black-white gap in achievement test scores be eliminated? The new Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA) will provide the most systematic evidence to date on the capacity of school-district policies to reduce the gap.

Colleges and rising income inequality: Are colleges delivering upward mobility for those raised in poverty? The new “Mobility Report Card” will provide unusually detailed data on this fundamental question.

Poverty and schooling on reservations: The noted ethnographer Martin Sánchez-Jankowski is examining how education on reservations can be reformed to reduce dropout, poverty, and suicide. 

Education - CPI Research

Title Author Media
The Death of Class Jan Pakulski and Malcolm Waters

The Death of Class

Author: Jan Pakulski and Malcolm Waters
Publisher: Sage Publications, Ltd.
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Sponsored and Contest Mobility and the School System Ralph H. Turner

Sponsored and Contest Mobility and the School System

Author: Ralph H. Turner
Publisher:
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Schooling in Capitalist America Bowles, Samuel and Herbert Gintis

Schooling in Capitalist America

Author: Bowles, Samuel and Herbert Gintis
Publisher: Routledge Press
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Diverging Destinies: How Children are Faring under the Second Demographic Transition Sara McLanahan

Diverging Destinies: How Children are Faring under the Second Demographic Transition

Author: Sara McLanahan
Publisher: Demography
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What’s the Matter with What’s the Matter with Kansas? Larry M. Bartels

What’s the Matter with What’s the Matter with Kansas?

Author: Larry M. Bartels
Publisher: Journal of Political Science
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Education - CPI Affiliates

Thomas J. Espenshade Professor of Sociology; Faculty Associate, Office of Population Research Princeton University
Vered Kraus Professor University of Haifa
Yossi Shavit Professor Tel Aviv University

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