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Inequality : a reassessment of the effect of family and schooling in America

Author: Christopher Jencks
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Details the findings of a three-year study undertaken at the Center for Educational Policy Research on inequality in schooling in America and its relation to economic success.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jencks, Christopher.
Inequality.
New York, Basic Books [1972]
(OCoLC)608966018
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Jencks
ISBN: 0465032648 9780465032648
OCLC Number: 2695243
Description: xii, 399 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: From equal opportunity to equal rights --
Inequality in the schools --
Access to schools and colleges --
Expenditure differences between schools and individuals --
Access to privileged schoolmates --
Access to fast classes and college curriculums --
Inequality in cognitive skills --
The nature and extent of cognitive inequality --
What standardized tests measure --
The stability of individual differences over time --
Historical changes in Americans' test scores --
The heredity/environment controversy --
Genetic influences on test scores --
The effects of family background --
The effects of economic background --
The effects of race --
Schooling and cognitive inequality --
The effects of school attendance --
Differences between schools --
The effects of school resources --
The effects of segregation --
The effects of training --
A note on noncognitive traits --
Inequality in educational attainment --
Academic aptitude and academic credentials --
The effects of school quality on educational attainment --
The effects of high school resources --
The effects of curriculum placement --
Inequality in occupational status --
Measuring occupational status --
The inheritance of status --
The effects of educational credentials --
The effects of cognitive skills --
The effects of school quality --
Income inequality --
The extent of income inequality --
The effects of socio-economic background --
The effects of credentials --
The effects of occupation --
Conclusions about income distribution --
Inequality in job satisfaction --
What is to be done? --
Estimating the heritability of IQ scores --
Studies of parents and children --
Studies of children reared together --
Studies of related children reared apart --
Path models of intergenerational mobility --
A layman's guide to statistical terms.
Responsibility: Christopher Jencks [and others].

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Details the findings of a three-year study undertaken at the Center for Educational Policy Research on inequality in schooling in America and its relation to economic success.

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