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
Racial, Educational, and Religious Endogamy In the United States: A Comparative Historical Perspective Michael J. Rosenfeld

Racial, Educational, and Religious Endogamy In the United States: A Comparative Historical Perspective

Author: Michael J. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Social Forces
Date: 01/2008

This paper draws broad comparisons between marriage patterns by race, by education, and by religion in the U.S. for the entire 20th century, using a variety of data sources. The comparative approach allows several general conclusions. First, racial endogamy has declined sharply over the 20th century, but race is still the most powerful division in the marriage market. Second, higher education has little effect on racial endogamy for blacks and whites. Third, the division between Jews and Christians is still strong, but the division between Catholics and Protestants in the marriage market has been relatively weak since the early 20th century. Fourth, educational endogamy has been relatively stable over time.

Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty? Shelley J. Correll, Stephen Benard, In Paik

Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?

Author: Shelley J. Correll, Stephen Benard, In Paik
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
Date: 03/2007
Social Class and Earnings Inequality Kim A. Weeden, Young-Mi Kim, Matthew Di Carlo, David B. Grusky

Social Class and Earnings Inequality

Author: Kim A. Weeden, Young-Mi Kim, Matthew Di Carlo, David B. Grusky
Publisher: American Behavioral Scientist
Date: 01/2007
Do Returns to Schooling Differ by Race and Ethnicity? Lisa Barrow, Cecilia Elena Rouse

Do Returns to Schooling Differ by Race and Ethnicity?

Author: Lisa Barrow, Cecilia Elena Rouse
Publisher: American Economic Review
Date: 05/2005
Family Structure and Children’s Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes Carlson, Marcia, J., Mary Corcoran

Family Structure and Children’s Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes

Author: Carlson, Marcia, J., Mary Corcoran
Publisher: Journal of Marriage and Family
Date: 03/2004

education - CPI Affiliates

Orley C. Ashenfelter's picture Orley C. Ashenfelter Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics
Princeton University
George Farkas's picture George Farkas Professor, School of Education
UC Irvine
Ann Dryden Witte's picture Ann Dryden Witte Professor Emerita of Economics
Wellesley College
Paul M. De Graaf's picture Paul M. De Graaf Professor of Cross-national and Longitudinal Analyzes of Socio-cultural processes
University of Tilburg
Hans-Peter Blossfeld Professor of Sociology
Bamberg University

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Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
The Race Between Education and Technology Goldin, Claudia, Lawrence F. Katz

The Race Between Education and Technology

Author: Goldin, Claudia, Lawrence F. Katz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Date: 03/2010
Unequal Chances: Family Background and Economic Success Bowles, Samuel, Herbert Gintis, Melissa Osborne Groves

Unequal Chances: Family Background and Economic Success

Author: Bowles, Samuel, Herbert Gintis, Melissa Osborne Groves
Publisher: Princeton University Press and Russell Sage
Date: 01/2005
Inequality: A Reassessment of the Effect of Family and Schooling in America Jencks, Christopher, Marshall Smith, Henry Acland...

Inequality: A Reassessment of the Effect of Family and Schooling in America

Author: Jencks, Christopher, Marshall Smith, Henry Acland...
Publisher:
Date: 10/1972
Opportunity and Change David L. Featherman and Robert M. Hauser

Opportunity and Change

Author: David L. Featherman and Robert M. Hauser
Publisher: Academic Press
Date:
Cohabitation and the Declining Marriage Premium for Men Philip N. Cohen

Cohabitation and the Declining Marriage Premium for Men

Author: Philip N. Cohen
Publisher: Work and Occupations
Date:

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