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Whither opportunity? : rising inequality, schools, and children's life chances / Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane, editors
New York : Russell Sage Foundation ; Chicago : Spencer Foundation, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LC4091 .W495 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Poor children -- Education -- United States
Children with social disabilities -- Education -- United States
Physical Description xix, 551 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : the American dream, then and now / Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane -- Lessons from neuroscience research for understanding causal links between family and neighborhood characteristics and educational outcomes / Charles A. Nelson III and Margaret A. Sheridan -- The nature and impact of early achievement skills, attention skills, and behavior problems / Greg J. Duncan and Katherine Magnuson -- Middle and high school skills, behaviors, attitudes, and curriculum enrollment, and their consequences / George Farkas -- The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor : new evidence and possible explanations / Sean F. Reardon -- Inequality in postsecondary education / Martha J. Bailey and Susan M. Dynarski -- Educational expectations and attainment / Brian A. Jacob and Tamara Wilder Linkow -- Educational mobility in the United States since the 1930s / Michael Hout and Alexander Janus -- How is family income related to investments in children's learning? / Neeraj Kaushal, Katherine Magnuson, and Jane Waldfogel -- Parenting, time use, and disparities in academic outcomes / Meredith Phillips -- Family-structure instability and adolescent educational outcomes : a focus on families with stepfathers / Megan M. Sweeney -- Converging evidence for neighborhood effects on children's test scores : an experimental, quasi-experimental, and observational comparison / Julia Burdick-Will ... [et al.] -- Unpacking neighborhood influences on education outcomes : setting the stage for future research / David Harding ... [et al.] -- The effects of local employment losses on children's educational achievement / Elizabeth O. Ananat, Anna Gassman-Pines, and Christina M. Gibson-Davis -- How does parental unemployment affect children's educational performance? / Phillip B. Levine -- The role of family, school, and community characteristics in inequality in education and labor-market outcomes / Joseph G. Altonji and Richard K. Mansfield -- Year-by-year and cumulative impacts of attending a high-mobility elementary school on children's mathematics achievement in Chicago, 1995 to 2005 / Stephen W. Raudenbush, Marshall Jean, and Emily Art -- The effect of school neighborhoods on teachers' career decisions / Don Boyd ... [et al.] -- Crime and the production of safe schools / David S. Kirk and Robert J. Sampson -- Immigrants and inequality in public schools / Amy Ellen Schwartz and Leanna Stiefel -- School desegregation and the black-white test score gap / Jacob L. Vigdor -- The challenges of finding causal links between family educational practices and schooling outcomes / Frank F. Furstenberg -- It may not take a village : increasing achievement among the poor / Vilsa E. Curto, Roland G. Fryer Jr., and Meghan L. Howard -- Understanding the context for existing reform and research proposals / Harry Brighouse and Gina Schouten -- Intervening to improve the educational outcomes of students in poverty : lessons from recent work in high-poverty schools / Brian Rowan
Alternate Author Duncan, Greg J
Murnane, Richard J

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