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Growing Educational Equality Jeopardizes the American Dream for Low-Income Children

 

Greg DuncanGreg J. Duncan, Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of California, Irvine, has spent more than 30 years investigating the impact of poverty on children’s development. His research focuses primarily on issues of income distribution, poverty and child well-being. Trained as an economist, Duncan has always taken an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the complex dynamics of child and youth development, drawing on insights from the fields of economics, psychology, sociology, neuroscience and epidemiology.
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richard-murnaneRichard J. Murnane is the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In Restoring Opportunity, he and Professor Greg Duncan examine how the growth in family income inequality in the U.S. has affected educational opportunities for children from low-income families and identify the effectiveness of alternative strategies for improving life chances for these children.
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