10-27 lecture - Lecture 15 Education and Advantage...

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Lecture 15: Education and Advantage – Structural Understandings of Inequality real experimental research requires separation of real advantages people might have, due to personality, family, better school district policy research – what differences between the actual school experience people have makes about whether in fact in our society, the quality of schools make a big or tiny difference in how they do educationally jencks – points to amount of variance that is unexplained it was thought “chance” a huge part of the unexplained correlations 1962 study – half of correlations are unexplained some unexplained – may be history. Ie if you graduate from college when economy is in recession. Less jobs. Structural source of inequality, not in your control. Medieval help desk I. Christopher Jencks – Inequality 1. Explanatory approach 2. -correlation (child and parents) vs % of variance explained 1. 1. finding: education matters a lot; school quality matters very little
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