Addresses what may be the civil rights issue of our time – inequality of opportunity and its impact on growing numbers of Americans, future generations, and the nation as a whole
Expertise provided by individuals representing a range of areas, including economics, education, demography, and public policy
Provides a balanced foundation for understanding a topic of high public policy interest
Table of contents (14 chapters)
The Labor Market
Education and Opportunity
Politics and the Road Ahead
Seeking Inclusive Prosperity
About this book
- Intergenerational mobility
- The American dream
- Equality of opportunity
- Economic opportunity
- Educational opportunity
- Human capital
- Educational reform
- Educational equity
- Education policy
- Standards-based reform
- School funding
- Achievement gap
- Racial segregation
- Socioeconomic status
- Social indicators
Editors and Affiliations
Educational Testing Service, PRINCETON, USA
Lynch Sch of Educ, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA
About the editors
Irwin Kirsch is Tyler Chair in Large-Scale Assessment and Director of the Center for Global Assessment at Educational Testing Service (ETS). He also serves as Project Director of ETS’s Opportunity in America initiative.
Henry Braun is Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy in the Lynch School of Education and Director of the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Education Policy at Boston College. He also serves as Project Co-Director of ETS’s Opportunity in America initiative.
Bruce Baker is Professor at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University and maintains blogs on school finance and educational policy.
Jared Bernstein is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He previously served as Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.
Danielle Farrie is Research Director of the Education Law Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Chrystia Freeland is the Canadian Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for University-Rosedale, Toronto, author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, and journalist.
Harry J. Holzer is Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and is an Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research. He previously served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Carl Kaestle is University Professor of Education, History, and Public Policy emeritus at Brown University.
Ishwar Khatiwada is a Labor Economist at the Center for Labor Markets and Policy at Drexel University.
Robert I. Lerman is an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, Emeritus Professor of Economics at American University, and a Research Fellow at IZA in Bonn, Germany. He is also the Founder of the American Institute for Innovative Apprenticeship.
Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Leslie McCall is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.
Jennifer A. O’Day is an Institute Fellow of the American Institutes for Research and is the Founder and Chair of the California Collaborative on District Reform.
Richard V. Reeves is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families, and Editor-in-Chief of the Social Mobility Memos blog at the Brookings Institution.
David G. Sciarra is Executive Director of the Education Law Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Timothy M. (Tim) Smeeding is the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was previously Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at Wisconsin-Madison.
Marshall S. Smith is a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a former Dean and Professor at Stanford, and a former Under Secretary and Acting Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education in the Clinton administration. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Education.
Andrew M. Sum is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Northeastern University in Boston. He was previously the Director of the Center for Labor Market Studies.
Jonathan Tannen is a Doctoral Candidate in the Urban and Population clusters of the Woodrow Wilson School and the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.
Book Title: The Dynamics of Opportunity in America
Book Subtitle: Evidence and Perspectives
Editors: Irwin Kirsch, Henry Braun
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016
License: CC BY-NC
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-25989-5Published: 29 January 2016
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-79873-8Published: 30 March 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-25991-8Published: 22 January 2016
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXVIII, 489
Number of Illustrations: 68 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
Topics: Educational Policy and Politics, Public Policy, Economic Policy, Sociology of Knowledge and Discourse, Labor Economics