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
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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The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life Herrnstein R, Murray C.

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Author: Herrnstein R, Murray C.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date:
Ain’t No Makin’ It: Leveled Aspiration in a Low-Income Neighborhood Macleod, Jay

Ain’t No Makin’ It: Leveled Aspiration in a Low-Income Neighborhood

Author: Macleod, Jay
Publisher:
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Does Marriage Really Make Men More Productive? Korenman, Sanders, and David Neumark

Does Marriage Really Make Men More Productive?

Author: Korenman, Sanders, and David Neumark
Publisher: Journal of Human Resources
Date:
The Bell Curve Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray

The Bell Curve

Author: Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray
Publisher: Free Press
Date:

education - CPI Affiliates

Raymond McDermott's picture Raymond McDermott Professor of Education, Professor Anthropology (by courtesy)
Stanford University
Kevin Lang's picture Kevin Lang Professor of Economics; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Boston University
Rebecca L. Sandefur's picture Rebecca L. Sandefur Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Associate Professor, College of Law (by courtesy); Faculty Affiliate, Women and Gender in Global Perspective and Program in Law, Behavior and Social Sciences
University of Illinois
Lance Lochner Professor, Department of Economics; Director, Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Canada
The University of Western Ontario
Linda Darling-Hammond's picture Linda Darling-Hammond Charles Ducommon Emeritus Professor of Education; Co-Director, School Redesign Network (SRN)
Stanford University

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Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
The Capitalist World-Economy Wallerstein, Immanuel

The Capitalist World-Economy

Author: Wallerstein, Immanuel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date:

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