Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Education & Inequality: Kenneth Shores, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Penn GSE
The Geography of Black White Educational Inequality: Linking Disproportionality across Multiple Educational Domains
Abstract:
Using district level data that cover 75 percent of the black public school population, we characterize the extent to which black white gaps in achievement, rates of school disciplinary policy, Advanced Placement (AP) course taking and classification into special education and Gifted and Talented courses are linked across school districts in the United States. We show that gaps in each of these domains are large in magnitude and correlated; districts with large gaps in one area are likely to have large gaps in other areas. Socioeconomic inequality and segregation are strikingly consistent predictors of achievement, discipline, AP course taking and classification gaps. While socioeconomic and segregation variables consistently predict achievement and non-achievement gaps, there is much more unexplained variance for non-achievement outcomes; depending on the outcome, socioeconomic and segregation variables explain  between 1.5 to 3 times as much of the variation in achievement gaps as they do for the other educational outcomes. These findings reveal that underlying and systemic patterns of inequality drive inequalities across multiple educational outcomes; however, unobserved discretionary policies at the district and school levels are more influential for gaps in non-achievement outcomes.

More information as well as Kenneth's CV can be found here
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Family & Gender: Jerry Jacobs, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Selecting Compelling Questions
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Medical Sociology: TBA
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Alexander Hoppe, Ph.D. Candidate, Penn Sociology
“Are Your All-American Jeans Made in India? Durkheim and the Double Myth of the Designer"
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Education & Inequality: Alec Gershberg, University of Pennsylania
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
169McNeil Building
Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: TBA
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Race, Ethnicity, & Immigration: Shantee Rosado, Ph.D. Student, Penn Sociology
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Race, Ethnicity, & Immigration: TBA
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: TBA
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Education & Inequality: TBA
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Family & Gender: TBA
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: TBA
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Race, Ethnicity, & Immigration: TBA
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: TBA
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: TBA
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Family & Gender: Jerry Jacobs and Hans-Peter Kohler, Penn Sociology faculty
TBA