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
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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Human Capital, Effort and the Sexual Division of Labor Becker, Gary S.

Human Capital, Effort and the Sexual Division of Labor

Author: Becker, Gary S.
Publisher: Journal of Labor Economics
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Classes Erik Olin Wright

Classes

Author: Erik Olin Wright
Publisher: Verso
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Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study Yossi Shavit, Richard Arum, and Adam Gamoran

Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study

Author: Yossi Shavit, Richard Arum, and Adam Gamoran
Publisher:
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Equality of Schooling: Trends and Prospects Hauser, Robert M. and David L. Featherman

Equality of Schooling: Trends and Prospects

Author: Hauser, Robert M. and David L. Featherman
Publisher: Sociology of Education
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education - CPI Affiliates

Steven G. Brint Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
University of California, Riverside
Kazuo Yamaguchi's picture Kazuo Yamaguchi Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology; Affiliated Faculty, The Center for East Asian Studies
University of Chicago
Susanna Loeb's picture Susanna Loeb Director, Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Brown University
Kevin F. Hallock's picture Kevin F. Hallock Kenneth F. Kahn Dean, ILR School; Joseph R. Rich Professor of Economics and Human Resource Studies; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Cornell University
Nailah Suad Nasir's picture Nailah Suad Nasir Professor of Education; H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Chair of African American Studies; Birgeneau Chair in Educational Disparities
University of California, Berkeley

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Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste Pierre Bourdieu

Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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The Constant Flux: A Study of Class Mobility in Industrial Societies Erikson, Robert and John H. Goldthrope

The Constant Flux: A Study of Class Mobility in Industrial Societies

Author: Erikson, Robert and John H. Goldthrope
Publisher: Clarendon Press
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Alienation and Social Class Karl Marx

Alienation and Social Class

Author: Karl Marx
Publisher: Westview Press
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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
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Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century Harry Braverman

Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century

Author: Harry Braverman
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Date:

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