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Low-income education hard-hit by pandemic, says Dynarski

Dec 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the gaps between low-income and high-income students, according to an editorial in Science magazine by Ford School professor Sue Dynarski, written with Christopher Avery of Harvard and Sarah Turner from the...

Welcome Charlotte Cavaille to the Ford School family!

Feb 4, 2019
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is excited to announce the addition of Charlotte Cavaille to the faculty as an assistant professor this coming fall. Cavaille is currently an assistant professor at the School of Foreign Service at...

Wolfers quoted in Reuters article on income inequality

Mar 22, 2013
Reuters quoted Justin Wolfers in an article about a new Brookings Institution report about rising income inequality. The report, entitled "Rising Inequality: Transitory or Permanent?" looked at incomes in the U.S. between 1987 and 2009. It found...

New directions in basic income workshop

May 18, 2018, 2:00-4:30 pm EDT
Michigan League Ballroom and Rackham Graduate School Amphitheatre
This workshop will be the first to take an in-depth look at basic income as a poverty alleviation strategy and spur the next generation of research on basic income studies.
Ford School
EPI Speaker Series

Income inequality and educational outcomes

Sep 26, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Sean F. Reardon, Professor of Education, Stanford University Income inequality among the families of school-age children in the US has grown sharply in the last 40 years. In this talk Dr. Reardon will describe his research findings from three studies that examine the relationship of income and income inequality to educational outcomes. The first focuses on trends in the 'income achievement gap' (the test score gap between children from high- and low-income families) over the last 50 years, using data from 13 nationally representative studies conducted between 1959-2009.