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
Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States Solon, Gary

Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States

Author: Solon, Gary
Publisher: American Economic Review
Date: 06/1992
The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life Herrnstein R, Murray C.

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Author: Herrnstein R, Murray C.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date:
Ain’t No Makin’ It: Leveled Aspiration in a Low-Income Neighborhood Macleod, Jay

Ain’t No Makin’ It: Leveled Aspiration in a Low-Income Neighborhood

Author: Macleod, Jay
Publisher:
Date:
Does Marriage Really Make Men More Productive? Korenman, Sanders, and David Neumark

Does Marriage Really Make Men More Productive?

Author: Korenman, Sanders, and David Neumark
Publisher: Journal of Human Resources
Date:
The Bell Curve Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray

The Bell Curve

Author: Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray
Publisher: Free Press
Date:

education - CPI Affiliates

Mariah Debra Ruperti Evans's picture Mariah Debra Ruperti Evans Professor of Sociology
University of Nevada, Reno
Michelle Jackson Assistant Professor of Sociology
Stanford University
Mario Luis Small's picture Mario Luis Small Grafstein Family Professor, Department of Sociology
Harvard University
Yossi Shavit's picture Yossi Shavit Weinberg Professor of Sociology
Tel Aviv University
Martin Benavides's picture Martin Benavides Senior Researcher
Pennsylvania State University

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Education - Other Research

Title Author Media
Losers and Winners: The Financial Consequences of Separation and Divorce for Men Patricia A. McManus and Thomas A. DiPrete

Losers and Winners: The Financial Consequences of Separation and Divorce for Men

Author: Patricia A. McManus and Thomas A. DiPrete
Publisher: American Sociological Review
Date:
Class counts: comparative studies in class analysis Erik Olin Wright

Class counts: comparative studies in class analysis

Author: Erik Olin Wright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date:
Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare Easterlin, Richard

Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare

Author: Easterlin, Richard
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Date:
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:

Education - Multimedia

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