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
Learning to Labour: How Working Class Kids Gets Working Class Jobs Willis, Paul E.

Learning to Labour: How Working Class Kids Gets Working Class Jobs

Author: Willis, Paul E.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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The Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Poverty on Children's Intellectual Development Guang Guo and Kathleen Mullan Harris

The Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Poverty on Children's Intellectual Development

Author: Guang Guo and Kathleen Mullan Harris
Publisher:
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Ain’t No Makin’ It: Leveled Aspirations in a Low-Income Neighborhood Jay MacLeod

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

Author: Jay MacLeod
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.
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Does School Integration Generate Peer Effects? Evidence from Boston's Metco Program Joshua Angrist and Kevin Lang

Does School Integration Generate Peer Effects? Evidence from Boston's Metco Program

Author: Joshua Angrist and Kevin Lang
Publisher:
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Corporate Ownership and Control: The Large Corporation and the Capitalist Class Maurice Zeitlin

Corporate Ownership and Control: The Large Corporation and the Capitalist Class

Author: Maurice Zeitlin
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
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education - CPI Affiliates

Nan Dirk De Graaf's picture Nan Dirk De Graaf Professor and Official Fellow, Department of Sociology, Nuffield College
University of Oxford
Emily Hannum's picture Emily Hannum Professor of Sociology and Education; Associate Director, Population Studies Center
Univerisity of Pennsylvania
Orley C. Ashenfelter's picture Orley C. Ashenfelter Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics
Princeton University
Gary N. Marks's picture Gary N. Marks Principal Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Australian Catholic University

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