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
School Segregation in Metropolitan Regions, 1970–2000: The Impacts of Policy Choices on Public Education John R. Logan, Deirdre Oakley, and Jacob Stowell

School Segregation in Metropolitan Regions, 1970–2000: The Impacts of Policy Choices on Public Education

Author: John R. Logan, Deirdre Oakley, and Jacob Stowell
Publisher:
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The Stratification of High School Learning Opportunities Gamoran, Adam

The Stratification of High School Learning Opportunities

Author: Gamoran, Adam
Publisher: Sociology of Education
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The Dignity of Working Men Michele Lamont

The Dignity of Working Men

Author: Michele Lamont
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Class and Status: The Conceptual Distinction and its Empirical Relevance Wing Chan Tak John H. Goldthorpe

Class and Status: The Conceptual Distinction and its Empirical Relevance

Author: Wing Chan Tak John H. Goldthorpe
Publisher: American Sociological Review
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A New Social Psychological Model of Educational Attainment Stephen L. Morgan

A New Social Psychological Model of Educational Attainment

Author: Stephen L. Morgan
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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

Pages

Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
Class, Status, Party Max Weber

Class, Status, Party

Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Routledge
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The Making of the New English Working Class E.P. Thompson

The Making of the New English Working Class

Author: E.P. Thompson
Publisher: Vintage Books
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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
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Class counts: comparative studies in class analysis Erik Olin Wright

Class counts: comparative studies in class analysis

Author: Erik Olin Wright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare Easterlin, Richard

Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare

Author: Easterlin, Richard
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Date:

Education - Multimedia

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