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
What’s the Matter with What’s the Matter with Kansas? Larry M. Bartels

What’s the Matter with What’s the Matter with Kansas?

Author: Larry M. Bartels
Publisher: Journal of Political Science
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Using Maimonides' Rule to Estimate the Effect of Class Size on Scholastic Achievement Angrist, Joshua and Victor Lavy

Using Maimonides' Rule to Estimate the Effect of Class Size on Scholastic Achievement

Author: Angrist, Joshua and Victor Lavy
Publisher: Quarterly Journal of Economics
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The Environment of Childhood Poverty Gary W. Evans

The Environment of Childhood Poverty

Author: Gary W. Evans
Publisher:
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How Does Childhood Poverty Affect the Life Chances of Children? Duncan, Greg J., Jean W. Yeung, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

How Does Childhood Poverty Affect the Life Chances of Children?

Author: Duncan, Greg J., Jean W. Yeung, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Publisher: American Sociological Review
Date:
The Death of Class Jan Pakulski and Malcolm Waters

The Death of Class

Author: Jan Pakulski and Malcolm Waters
Publisher: Sage Publications, Ltd.
Date:

education - CPI Affiliates

Robin Samuel's picture Robin Samuel Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Luxembourg
Jesse Shapiro's picture Jesse Shapiro George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Brown University
Samuel R. Lucas's picture Samuel R. Lucas Professor of Sociology; Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of California, Berkeley
John Meyer's picture John Meyer Professor of Sociology (Emeritus), Professor of Education (by courtesy)
Stanford University

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