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sean reardon

Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Sociology
Graduate School of Education
Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Educational Administration, Planning, and Social Policy (1997)
M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Educational Administration, Planning and Social Policy (1992)
M.A., University of Notre Dame, International Peace Studies (1991)
B.A., University of Notre Dame, Program of Liberal Studies; Minor in Honors Mathematics (1986)
Sean Reardon
My research investigates the causes, patterns, trends, and consequences of social and educational inequality. In particular, I study issues of residential and school segregation and of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in academic achievement and educational success. In addition, my work develops methods of measuring social and educational inequality (including the measurement of segregation and achievement gaps) and methods of causal inference in educational and social science research.


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