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Academic preparation in high school and gendered exposure to economic insecurity at midlife
The shifting of risk from institutions to individuals in the new economy and increasing occupational polarization has led to greater prevalence and heightened consequences of economic insecurity for U.S. workers in the ...
Schooling makerspaces : on the promises and tensions of implementing this much-touted innovation in a high school
This dissertation explores the tensions and contradictions that manifest when implementing a makerspace in a high school. This writing is the result of a two-year ethnographically informed study of a makerspace housed on ...
Essays on the economics of education and human capital
This dissertation examines several facets of the current educational landscape in the United States and the impacts these characteristics have on individual outcomes. The first chapter examines high stakes exit exams, which ...
Essays on education, inequality and society
This dissertation consists of three chapters on labor economics. The first two chapters focus on education, and the third examines inequality and incarceration. Chapter one explores whether college students strategically ...