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Patterns of privilege : school inputs in Brazil
Brazil’s Bolsa Família and its impacts on student enrollment and achievement is studied increasingly frequently, but the quality of education received by Bolsa Família recipients is often not factored in. This study uses ...
A tough route to Eastside Memorial High School : the issue of educational inequality in Austin, Texas
The following report examines the mobility challenges encountered by youth in the Govalle Neighborhood in East Austin, specifically focusing on the obstacles students face on their daily commutes to Eastside Memorial High ...
Educational differentials in U.S. adult mortality : trends and causes
As life expectancy at birth in the United States approaches eighty years of age, educational differentials in adult mortality are greater than ever. One of the key sociological insights of our time is that these two processes ...
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 ...
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 ...