Type: Seminar

Leveling the playing field for school choice in New York City

Date & time

Mar 9, 2016, 8:30-10:00 am EST


Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.

About the speaker:

Jennifer Jennings is a sociologist who studies racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities in educational and health outcomes. Her dissertation examined how government accountability systems that evaluate schools based on student outcomes affect educational inequality. By making use of audit measures for which schools are not held accountable, she evaluates these systems’ effects on a broader set of outcomes, as well as our perceptions of racial, gender, and socioeconomic inequality. Expanding her existing research to examine the relationship between early health and educational outcomes, and the effects of community-level shocks on population health was her goal as a Health and Society Scholar. She received a Ph.D in Sociology from Columbia University in summer 2009. In 2011, she joined the Sociology department at New York University.

About CIERS:

The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. 

This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress. Discourse between these schools and departments creates a more complete community of education scholars, and provides a networking opportunity for students enrolled in a variety of academic programs who share common research interests. Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.