Educational inequalitY

 
 
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educational inequALITY IN THE UNITED STATES

An examination of educational inequality with respect to socioeconomic background in the United States.  We track trends in inequality in college enrollment and completion, and ask how far changing test-score inequalities account for these trends.  The project is funded by Russell Sage Foundation.

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Cross-national comparisons

There is much cross-national variation in educational systems.  Comparisons across countries offer the opportunity to test theoretical claims and to identify empirical regularities.  The book Determined to Succeed? is a cross-national study of educational inequality (funded by the EU through EQUALSOC).

single-country studies (non-U.S.)

In addition to cross-national comparisons of educational inequality, I have carried out a number of single-country studies.  These include studies of class and ethnic inequality for the important transitions in the United Kingdom (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council), a study of socioeconomic inequality in test-scores and tracking in Egypt, and a study of socioeconomic and gender inequality in schooling in Russia.