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

Nan Dirk De Graaf's picture Nan Dirk De Graaf Professor and Official Fellow, Department of Sociology, Nuffield College
University of Oxford
Gary N. Marks's picture Gary N. Marks Principal Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Australian Catholic University
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

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Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
Welfare Regimes, Family-Supportive Policies, and Women’s Employment along the Life-Course Stier, Haya Stier, Noah Lewin-Epstein and Michael...

Welfare Regimes, Family-Supportive Policies, and Women’s Employment along the Life-Course

Author: Stier, Haya Stier, Noah Lewin-Epstein and Michael...
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
Date:
Class and Class Conflict in Industrial Society Ralf Dahrendorf

Class and Class Conflict in Industrial Society

Author: Ralf Dahrendorf
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Date:
A Treatise on the Family Gary S. Becker

A Treatise on the Family

Author: Gary S. Becker
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Date:
The Shadow of Exploitation in Weber's Class Analysis Erik O. Wright

The Shadow of Exploitation in Weber's Class Analysis

Author: Erik O. Wright
Publisher: American Sociological Review
Date:
The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class Alvin W. Gouldner

The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class

Author: Alvin W. Gouldner
Publisher: Seabury Press
Date:

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