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
The Dynamics of Educational Attainment for Black, Hispanic, and White Males Stephen V. Cameron and James J. Heckman

The Dynamics of Educational Attainment for Black, Hispanic, and White Males

Author: Stephen V. Cameron and James J. Heckman
Publisher: Journal of Political Economy
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The Dynamics of Educational Attainment for Black, Hispanic, and White Males Stephen V. Cameron and James J. Heckman

The Dynamics of Educational Attainment for Black, Hispanic, and White Males

Author: Stephen V. Cameron and James J. Heckman
Publisher: Journal of Political Economy
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The Variable Effects of High School Tracking Gamoran, Adam

The Variable Effects of High School Tracking

Author: Gamoran, Adam
Publisher: American Sociological Review
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Schooling in Capitalist America Revisited Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis

Schooling in Capitalist America Revisited

Author: Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis
Publisher:
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Who Gets Ahead? The Determinants of Economic Success in America Jencks, Christopher

Who Gets Ahead? The Determinants of Economic Success in America

Author: Jencks, Christopher
Publisher: New York: Basic Books
Date:

education - CPI Affiliates

Solomon Polachek's picture Solomon Polachek University Distinguished Professor; IZA Research Fellow
Binghamton University
Joy Ann Williamson's picture Joy Ann Williamson Professor, History of Education; Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
University of Washington, College of Education
Martin Carnoy's picture Martin Carnoy Vida Jacks Professor of Education
Stanford University
Stanley Aronowitz Distinguished Professor
City University of New York
Julie-Berry Cullen Professor of Economics, Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
University of California, San Diego

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Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
Life Course Risks, Mobility Regimes, and Mobility Consequences: A Comparison of Sweden, Germany, and the U.S. Thomas A. DiPrete

Life Course Risks, Mobility Regimes, and Mobility Consequences: A Comparison of Sweden, Germany, and the U.S.

Author: Thomas A. DiPrete
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
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Disorder in the Life Course: How Common and Does it Matter? Rindfuss, Ronald, C. Gray Swicegood, and Rachel A...

Disorder in the Life Course: How Common and Does it Matter?

Author: Rindfuss, Ronald, C. Gray Swicegood, and Rachel A...
Publisher: American Sociological Review
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False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness Stanley Aronowitz

False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness

Author: Stanley Aronowitz
Publisher: Duke University Press
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Learning to Labor: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs Paul Willis

Learning to Labor: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

Author: Paul Willis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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Rise of 401(k) plans, lifetime earnings, and wealth at retirement James Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven Venti, and...

Rise of 401(k) plans, lifetime earnings, and wealth at retirement

Author: James Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven Venti, and...
Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research
Date:

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