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
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
Family Structure and Children’s Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes Carlson, Marcia, J., Mary Corcoran

Family Structure and Children’s Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes

Author: Carlson, Marcia, J., Mary Corcoran
Publisher: Journal of Marriage and Family
Date: 03/2004
Recent Trends in the Inheritance of Poverty and Family Structure Kelly Musick, Robert D. Mare

Recent Trends in the Inheritance of Poverty and Family Structure

Author: Kelly Musick, Robert D. Mare
Publisher: Social Science Research
Date: 01/2004

education - CPI Affiliates

Daron Acemoglu's picture Daron Acemoglu Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Crosnoe's picture Robert Crosnoe Associate Professor, Sociology
The University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer Hochschild's picture Jennifer Hochschild Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, Professor of African and African-American Studies
Harvard University - Kennedy School of Government
Robert Erikson's picture Robert Erikson Professor
Stockholm University
Jerome Karabel's picture Jerome Karabel Professor
University of California, Berkeley

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Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
The American Occupational Structure Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan, with the...

The American Occupational Structure

Author: Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan, with the...
Publisher: Free Press
Date:

The objective of this book is to present a systematic analysis of the American occupational structure, and, thus, of the major foundation of the stratification system in this society. Processes of social mobility from one generation to the next and from career beginnings to occupational destinations are considered to reflect the dynamics of the occupational structure. By analyzing the patterns of these occupational movements, the conditions that affect them, and some of their consequences, one attempts to explain part of the dynamics of the stratification system in the United States. The inquiry is based on a considerable amount of empirical data collected from a representative sample of over 20,000 American men between the ages of 20 and 64. The survey of "Occupational Changes in a Generation" was carried out as an adjunct to the monthly "Current Population Survey" of the Bureau of the Census. The analysis of the data collected in the survey constitutes the bulk of the material reported in the present book, although occasionally other sources are drawn on as well. As the comparative data from a variety of societies needed for refining the theory of stratification are not available in this study, it has been supplemented with data from mobility surveys of other countries.

The Capitalist World-Economy Wallerstein, Immanuel

The Capitalist World-Economy

Author: Wallerstein, Immanuel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date:
The Class Structure of the Advanced Societies Anthony Giddens

The Class Structure of the Advanced Societies

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Hutchinson & Co.
Date:
The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home Hochschild, Arlie

The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home

Author: Hochschild, Arlie
Publisher: Viking
Date:
The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class Alvin W. Gouldner

The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class

Author: Alvin W. Gouldner
Publisher: Seabury Press
Date:

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