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
Would the Elimination of Affirmative Action Affect Highly Qualified Minority Applicants? Evidence from California and Texas David Card and Alan Krueger

Would the Elimination of Affirmative Action Affect Highly Qualified Minority Applicants? Evidence from California and Texas

Author: David Card and Alan Krueger
Publisher:
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Classes in Capitalism and Pre-Capitalism Karl Marx

Classes in Capitalism and Pre-Capitalism

Author: Karl Marx
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc
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The shape of the river: long-term consequences of considering race in college and university William G. Bowen and Derek Bok

The shape of the river: long-term consequences of considering race in college and university

Author: William G. Bowen and Derek Bok
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990 Dora L. Costa

The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990

Author: Dora L. Costa
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Corporate Ownership and Control: The Large Corporation and the Capitalist Class Maurice Zeitlin

Corporate Ownership and Control: The Large Corporation and the Capitalist Class

Author: Maurice Zeitlin
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
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education - CPI Affiliates

Petr Mateju's picture Petr Mateju Professor
Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Jaap Dronkers's picture Jaap Dronkers Professor, Social Stratification and Inequality, Director, European Forum
European University Institute
Anthony Heath's picture Anthony Heath Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Fellow of Nuffield College
University of Oxford

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