The Resource The Dynamics of Opportunity in America : Evidence and Perspectives, Irwin Kirsch, Henry Braun, editors

The Dynamics of Opportunity in America : Evidence and Perspectives, Irwin Kirsch, Henry Braun, editors

Label
The Dynamics of Opportunity in America : Evidence and Perspectives
Title
The Dynamics of Opportunity in America
Title remainder
Evidence and Perspectives
Statement of responsibility
Irwin Kirsch, Henry Braun, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Across the country, our children are beginning life from very different starting points. Some have aspirations and believe they can be achieved. For too many others, aspirations are tempered, if not dashed, by the sobering realities of everyday life. These different starting points place children on distinctly different trajectories of growth and development, ultimately leading to vastly different adult outcomes. How did we get to a place where circumstances of birth have become so determinative? And what must we do, within communities and across our country, to better equalize opportunity for more Americans - both young and old? The editors of this volume contend that if, as a nation, we do nothing, then we will continue to drift apart, placing an unsustainable strain on the nation's social fabric and the character of its democracy. Consequently, understanding the dynamics governing the distribution and transmission of opportunity - and transforming this understanding into policies and programs - is critical for not only the life outcomes of individual Americans and their children, but also the country as a whole. The goal of Educational Testing Service's Opportunity in America initiative is to explore these powerful dynamics and to describe and convey them in a way that advances the national conversation about why we must take action - and how best to do so. This volume contains 14 chapters, including an epilogue, written by leaders from a range of fields including education, economics, demography, and political science. Collectively, they not only illuminate key aspects of the problem but also offer suggestions of what policies, programs, and changes in practices could begin to reverse the trends we are seeing. Written in an engaging style, this volume constitutes an essential foundation for informed discussion and strategic analysis
Cataloging source
AZU
Dewey number
379
Illustrations
illustrations
Image bit depth
0
Index
index present
LC call number
LC213.2
LC item number
.D96 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1949-
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  • Kirsch, Irwin S.
  • Braun, Henry I.
  • Educational Testing Service
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  • Educational equalization
  • Educational equalization
  • United States
  • Political Science
  • Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Business & Economics
  • Public administration
  • Political economy
  • Sociology
  • Labour economics
  • Education
  • Educational strategies & policy
Label
The Dynamics of Opportunity in America : Evidence and Perspectives, Irwin Kirsch, Henry Braun, editors
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-25991-8
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Federalism and Inequality in Education: What Can History Tell Us?
  • Carl Kaestle
  • 4.
  • The Changing Distribution of Educational Opportunities: 1993-2012
  • Bruce Baker, Danielle Farrie, and David G. Sciarra
  • 5.
  • The Dynamics of Opportunity in America: A Working Framework
  • Henry Braun
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Opportunity in America--Setting the Stage
  • Henry Braun and Irwin Kirsch
  • PART I.
  • UNDERSTANDING WHERE WE ARE TODAY
  • 2.
  • Segregation, Race, and the Social Worlds of Rich and Poor
  • Douglas S. Massey and Jonathan Tannen
  • PART II.
  • THE LABOR MARKET
  • 6.
  • Wages in the United States: Trends, Explanations, and Solutions
  • Jared Bernstein
  • 7.
  • The Widening Socioeconomic Divergence in the U.S. Labor Market
  • Ishwar Khatiwada and Andrew M. Sum
  • 10.
  • Restoring Opportunity by Expanding Apprenticeship
  • Robert I. Lerman
  • 11.
  • Improving Opportunity Through Better Human Capital Investments for the Labor Market
  • Harry J. Holzer
  • PART III.
  • EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITY
  • 8.
  • Gates, Gaps, and Intergenerational Mobility: The Importance of an Even Start
  • Timothy M. (Tim) Smeeding
  • 9.
  • Quality and Equality in American Education: Systemic Problems, Systemic Solutions
  • Jennifer A. O'Day and Marshall S. Smith
  • PART IV.
  • POLITICS AND THE ROAD AHEAD
  • 12.
  • Political and Policy Responses to Problems of Inequality and Opportunity: Past, Present, and Future
  • Leslie McCall
  • 13.
  • How Will We Know? The Case for Opportunity Indicators
  • Richard V. Reeves
  • PART V.
  • SEEKING INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY
  • 14.
  • Epilogue: Can Capitalists Reform Themselves?
  • Chrystia Freeland
  • Appendix.
  • Members of the Opportunity in America Advisory Panel
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 489 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319259918
Issuing body
This volume issued as part of the Educational Testing Service's Opportunity in America initiative.
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-25991-8
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)941064934
  • (OCoLC)ocn941064934
Label
The Dynamics of Opportunity in America : Evidence and Perspectives, Irwin Kirsch, Henry Braun, editors
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-25991-8
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Federalism and Inequality in Education: What Can History Tell Us?
  • Carl Kaestle
  • 4.
  • The Changing Distribution of Educational Opportunities: 1993-2012
  • Bruce Baker, Danielle Farrie, and David G. Sciarra
  • 5.
  • The Dynamics of Opportunity in America: A Working Framework
  • Henry Braun
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Opportunity in America--Setting the Stage
  • Henry Braun and Irwin Kirsch
  • PART I.
  • UNDERSTANDING WHERE WE ARE TODAY
  • 2.
  • Segregation, Race, and the Social Worlds of Rich and Poor
  • Douglas S. Massey and Jonathan Tannen
  • PART II.
  • THE LABOR MARKET
  • 6.
  • Wages in the United States: Trends, Explanations, and Solutions
  • Jared Bernstein
  • 7.
  • The Widening Socioeconomic Divergence in the U.S. Labor Market
  • Ishwar Khatiwada and Andrew M. Sum
  • 10.
  • Restoring Opportunity by Expanding Apprenticeship
  • Robert I. Lerman
  • 11.
  • Improving Opportunity Through Better Human Capital Investments for the Labor Market
  • Harry J. Holzer
  • PART III.
  • EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITY
  • 8.
  • Gates, Gaps, and Intergenerational Mobility: The Importance of an Even Start
  • Timothy M. (Tim) Smeeding
  • 9.
  • Quality and Equality in American Education: Systemic Problems, Systemic Solutions
  • Jennifer A. O'Day and Marshall S. Smith
  • PART IV.
  • POLITICS AND THE ROAD AHEAD
  • 12.
  • Political and Policy Responses to Problems of Inequality and Opportunity: Past, Present, and Future
  • Leslie McCall
  • 13.
  • How Will We Know? The Case for Opportunity Indicators
  • Richard V. Reeves
  • PART V.
  • SEEKING INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY
  • 14.
  • Epilogue: Can Capitalists Reform Themselves?
  • Chrystia Freeland
  • Appendix.
  • Members of the Opportunity in America Advisory Panel
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 489 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319259918
Issuing body
This volume issued as part of the Educational Testing Service's Opportunity in America initiative.
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-25991-8
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)941064934
  • (OCoLC)ocn941064934

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