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Murnane, Richard J. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2021
Among the many troubling legacies of centuries of slavery and discrimination in the United States are extraordinary race-based inequalities in life chances. Black children grow up in families with much lower income and wealth, on average, than White children. They are more likely than White children to live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Intervention, Racial Differences, African American Students
Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn – William T. Grant Foundation, 2021
In the quest to address income inequality and intergenerational poverty, it is critical to seek answers to the questions "What works?" and "For whom?" Education is a prime area in which to seek solutions, as one's level of education completed is positively correlated with income later in life. This connection contributes to a…
Descriptors: Tests, Scores, Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences
Irons, Jenny – William T. Grant Foundation, 2019
Social science can be instrumental in illuminating responses to persistent social problems like racial or economic inequality. And a powerful starting point for studies that pursue this goal is a nuanced understanding of the problem at hand. That is, with a well-developed conceptualization of the contours, causes, and consequences of a given…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Equal Education, Financial Support, Racial Differences
Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Tseng, Vivian – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
As immigration has reached historic numbers in the United States, immigrant children have become an integral part of the national tapestry. While immigration has grown across all post-industrial nations, inequality has risen at a steep rate on a variety of indicators, including income distribution, child poverty, residential segregation, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Parent Background