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
Recent Trends in the Inheritance of Poverty and Family Structure Kelly Musick, Robert D. Mare

Recent Trends in the Inheritance of Poverty and Family Structure

Author: Kelly Musick, Robert D. Mare
Publisher: Social Science Research
Date: 01/2004
Black Cultural Capital, Status Positioning, and the Conflict of Schooling for Low-Income African American Youth Prudence. L. Carter

Black Cultural Capital, Status Positioning, and the Conflict of Schooling for Low-Income African American Youth

Author: Prudence. L. Carter
Publisher:
Date: 01/2003
The Motherhood Wage Penalty: Revisited: Experience, Heterogeneity, Work Effort and Work-Schedule Flexibility Deborah Anderson, Melissa Binder, Kate S Krause

The Motherhood Wage Penalty: Revisited: Experience, Heterogeneity, Work Effort and Work-Schedule Flexibility

Author: Deborah Anderson, Melissa Binder, Kate S Krause
Publisher: Industrial and Labor Relations Review
Date: 01/2003
Why Do Some Occupations Pay More Than Others? Kim A. Weeden

Why Do Some Occupations Pay More Than Others?

Author: Kim A. Weeden
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
Date: 07/2002
The Dynamics of Childhood Poverty Corcoran, Mary E., Ajay Chaudry

The Dynamics of Childhood Poverty

Author: Corcoran, Mary E., Ajay Chaudry
Publisher: The Future of Children
Date: 09/1997

education - CPI Affiliates

Thomas J. Espenshade's picture Thomas J. Espenshade Professor of Sociology, Emeritus; Faculty Associate, Office of Population Research
Princeton University
Lisa Lynch's picture Lisa Lynch Provost and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Brandeis University
Vered Kraus's picture Vered Kraus Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Haifa
Luis Fraga's picture Luis Fraga Chair, Department of Political Science; Co-Director, Institute for Latino Studies; Notre Dame Professor in Transformative Latino Leadership; Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science; Fellow, Institute for Educational Initiatives
University of Notre Dame
Harry B. G. Ganzeboom's Image Harry B. G. Ganzeboom Professor of Sociology and Social Research Methodology
Free University Amsterdam

Pages

Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
The Division of Labor in Society Emile Durkheim

The Division of Labor in Society

Author: Emile Durkheim
Publisher: The Free Press
Date:
The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson

The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality

Author: Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Date:
Classes in Contemporary Capitalism Nicos Poulantzas

Classes in Contemporary Capitalism

Author: Nicos Poulantzas
Publisher: Schocken Books
Date:
Class, Status, Party Max Weber

Class, Status, Party

Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Routledge
Date:
The Making of the New English Working Class E.P. Thompson

The Making of the New English Working Class

Author: E.P. Thompson
Publisher: Vintage Books
Date:

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