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
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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
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Estimating the Payoff to Attending a More Selective College: An Application of Selection on Observables and Unobservables Stacy B. Dale and Alan B. Krueger

Estimating the Payoff to Attending a More Selective College: An Application of Selection on Observables and Unobservables

Author: Stacy B. Dale and Alan B. Krueger
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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
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education - CPI Affiliates

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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