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
Diversity, Opportunity, and the Shifting Meritocracy in Higher Education Sigal Alon and Marta Tienda

Diversity, Opportunity, and the Shifting Meritocracy in Higher Education

Author: Sigal Alon and Marta Tienda
Publisher:
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Does School Quality Matter: Returns to Education and the Characteristics of Public Schools in the United States Card, David and Alan Krueger

Does School Quality Matter: Returns to Education and the Characteristics of Public Schools in the United States

Author: Card, David and Alan Krueger
Publisher: Journal of Political Economy
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Deschooling Society Ivan Illich

Deschooling Society

Author: Ivan Illich
Publisher: Harper & Row
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The American Occupational Structure Blau Peter M. and Otis D. Duncan

The American Occupational Structure

Author: Blau Peter M. and Otis D. Duncan
Publisher:
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Educational Expectations of Asian American Youths: Determinants and Ethnic Differences Goyette, Kimberly and Xie, Yu

Educational Expectations of Asian American Youths: Determinants and Ethnic Differences

Author: Goyette, Kimberly and Xie, Yu
Publisher: Sociology of Education
Date:

education - CPI Affiliates

John Mirowsky's picture John Mirowsky Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
University of Texas at Austin
Shu-Ling Tsai's picture Shu-Ling Tsai Full-Time Researcher
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Jonathan Guryan's picture Jonathan Guryan Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Economics; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; co-director of the Urban Education Lab
Northwestern University

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