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
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 for Growth: Why and For Whom? Alan B. Krueger and Mikael Lindahl

Education for Growth: Why and For Whom?

Author: Alan B. Krueger and Mikael Lindahl
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Preparing for Power: America’s Elite Boarding Schools Cookson, Jr., Peter W. and Caroline Hodges Persell

Preparing for Power: America’s Elite Boarding Schools

Author: Cookson, Jr., Peter W. and Caroline Hodges Persell
Publisher: Basic Books
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Political Power and Social Classes Nicos Poulantzas

Political Power and Social Classes

Author: Nicos Poulantzas
Publisher: Verso
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Social Origin and College Opportunity Expectations across Cohorts Ruth N. Turley, Lopez Martin Santos, and Cecilia...

Social Origin and College Opportunity Expectations across Cohorts

Author: Ruth N. Turley, Lopez Martin Santos, and Cecilia...
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education - CPI Affiliates

John Meyer's picture John Meyer Professor of Sociology (Emeritus), Professor of Education (by courtesy)
Stanford University
Sandra E. Black's picture Sandra E. Black Professor of Economics
The University of Texas at Austin
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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Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
Opportunity and Change David L. Featherman and Robert M. Hauser

Opportunity and Change

Author: David L. Featherman and Robert M. Hauser
Publisher: Academic Press
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Cohabitation and the Declining Marriage Premium for Men Philip N. Cohen

Cohabitation and the Declining Marriage Premium for Men

Author: Philip N. Cohen
Publisher: Work and Occupations
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Class, Status, and Power: Social Stratification in Comparative Perspective Reinhard Bendix, Seymour Martin Lipset

Class, Status, and Power: Social Stratification in Comparative Perspective

Author: Reinhard Bendix, Seymour Martin Lipset
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul
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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
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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
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