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All Things Being Equal : Instigating Opportunity in an Inequitable Time - Brian D. Smedley

All Things Being Equal

Instigating Opportunity in an Inequitable Time

By: Brian D. Smedley (Editor), Alan Jenkins (Editor)

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Published: 30th November 2007
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When we talk about uninsured kids, dozens to a classroom, being taught by teachers with no expertise in their field; about mass incarceration with no rehabilitation; about real estate brokers or employment firms that continue to discriminate into the twenty-first century; about housing programs that reinforce segregation and fail to connect willing workers with the employers who need them, we are mainly talking about failures of opportunity.

Contrary to popular belief, opportunity in America is in crisis. Class mobility is at an all-time low, the wage gap is through the roof, and Horatio Algers are few and far between. This and other critical ideas about the state of opportunity are documented in All Things Being Equal, a smart new book from a smart new outfit whose mission is to increase opportunity for all Americans.

Half critique, half all-important road map for the future, All Things Being Equal includes eight original essays by top-notch thinkers pointing to areas in American life where opportunity is missing and showing us how to instigate it.


Featuring:

  • Jared Bernstein, “You Can Take It with You: Income and Wealth Across Generations”
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, “Educational Quality and Equality: What It Will Take to Leave No Child Behind"
  • Marc Mauer, “Reducing Incarceration to Expand Opportunity”
  • Brian D. Smedley, “Why Health-Care Equity Is Essential to Opportunity—and How to Get There”
  • Philip Tegeler, “Connecting Families to Opportunity: The Next Generation of Housing Mobility Policy”
  • Edward E. Telles and Vilma Ortiz, “Finding America: Creating Educational Opportunity for our Newest Citizens”
  • Margery Austin Turner and Carla Herbig, “Measuring the Extent and Forms of Discrimination in the Marketplace: Lessons from Paired-Testing Research”

Acknowledgmentp. vii
Introduction: Instigating Opportunity in an Inequitable Timep. 1
You Can Take It with You: Income and Wealth Across Generationsp. 19
Educational Quality and Equality: What It Will Take to Leave No Child Behindp. 39
Connecting Families to Opportunity: The Next Generation of Housing Mobility Policyp. 79
Reducing Incarceration to Expand Opportunityp. 96
Why Health-Care Equity Is Essential to Opportunity-and How to Get Therep. 128
Measuring the Extent and Forms of Discrimination in the Marketplace: Lessons from Paired-Testing Researchp. 148
Finding America: Creating Educational Opportunity for Our Newest Citizensp. 190
Notesp. 217
About the Contributorsp. 241
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ISBN: 9781595582102
ISBN-10: 159558210X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 30th November 2007
Publisher: New Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1