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
How Class Works: Objective and Subjective Aspects of Class since the 1970s Michael Hout

How Class Works: Objective and Subjective Aspects of Class since the 1970s

Author: Michael Hout
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Date: 07/2008
Racial, Educational, and Religious Endogamy In the United States: A Comparative Historical Perspective Michael J. Rosenfeld

Racial, Educational, and Religious Endogamy In the United States: A Comparative Historical Perspective

Author: Michael J. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Social Forces
Date: 01/2008

This paper draws broad comparisons between marriage patterns by race, by education, and by religion in the U.S. for the entire 20th century, using a variety of data sources. The comparative approach allows several general conclusions. First, racial endogamy has declined sharply over the 20th century, but race is still the most powerful division in the marriage market. Second, higher education has little effect on racial endogamy for blacks and whites. Third, the division between Jews and Christians is still strong, but the division between Catholics and Protestants in the marriage market has been relatively weak since the early 20th century. Fourth, educational endogamy has been relatively stable over time.

Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty? Shelley J. Correll, Stephen Benard, In Paik

Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?

Author: Shelley J. Correll, Stephen Benard, In Paik
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
Date: 03/2007
Social Class and Earnings Inequality Kim A. Weeden, Young-Mi Kim, Matthew Di Carlo, David B. Grusky

Social Class and Earnings Inequality

Author: Kim A. Weeden, Young-Mi Kim, Matthew Di Carlo, David B. Grusky
Publisher: American Behavioral Scientist
Date: 01/2007
Do Returns to Schooling Differ by Race and Ethnicity? Lisa Barrow, Cecilia Elena Rouse

Do Returns to Schooling Differ by Race and Ethnicity?

Author: Lisa Barrow, Cecilia Elena Rouse
Publisher: American Economic Review
Date: 05/2005

education - CPI Affiliates

Jerome Karabel's picture Jerome Karabel Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
University of California, Berkeley
Derek Allen Neal's picture Derek Allen Neal Professor of Economics; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
University of Chicago
Robin Samuel's picture Robin Samuel Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Luxembourg
Jesse Shapiro's picture Jesse Shapiro George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Brown University
Samuel R. Lucas's picture Samuel R. Lucas Professor of Sociology; Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of California, Berkeley

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Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
A Treatise on the Family Gary S. Becker

A Treatise on the Family

Author: Gary S. Becker
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Date:
Losers and Winners: The Financial Consequences of Separation and Divorce for Men Patricia A. McManus and Thomas A. DiPrete

Losers and Winners: The Financial Consequences of Separation and Divorce for Men

Author: Patricia A. McManus and Thomas A. DiPrete
Publisher: American Sociological Review
Date:
Social Mobility in Industrial Society Seymour Martin Lipset and Reinhard Bendix

Social Mobility in Industrial Society

Author: Seymour Martin Lipset and Reinhard Bendix
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Date:
Are You Sure You’re Saving Enough for Retirement? Jonathan Skinner

Are You Sure You’re Saving Enough for Retirement?

Author: Jonathan Skinner
Publisher: Journal of Economic Perspectives
Date:
The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson

The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality

Author: Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Date:

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