Latest Educational inequality Stories

2011-12-06 23:10:39

A new study shows that the gap in rates of college completion between students from high-and low-income families has grown significantly in the last 50 years. "We find growing advantages for students from high-income families," said University of Michigan economist Martha Bailey, who conducted the study with U-M economist Susan Dynarski. "And we also find that increases in educational inequality are largely driven by women." Bailey and Dynarski analyzed nearly 70 years of data on...

2005-08-22 12:31:55

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Working single mothers who rely on their family, friends, or other informal child care providers to look after their children during work hours may, in doing so, negatively influence their child's mental development, new study findings suggest. This negative effect of a mother's reduced contact time with her child may be offset, however, by enrolling the child in pre-school or some other type of formal center-based care instead,...

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