This paper studies how sibling gender composition affects preferences for education within STEM and whether the e?ects on STEM preferences in education persists into labor market outcomes.
Parental Support and High School Students’ Motivation in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics: Understanding Differences Among Latino and Caucasian Boys and Girls
The authors examine if a variety of parental behaviors predict students’ ability self-concepts in and value they place on biology, chemistry, and physics.
"What Comes to Mind When You Think of Science? The Perfumery!": Documenting Science-Related Cultural Learning Pathways Across Contexts and Timescales
How do everyday moments – experienced across settings, pursuits, social groups, and time – result in scientific learning, expertise development, and identification?
Cohort changes in the relationship between adolescents' family attitudes, STEM intentions and attainment
1) Are family attitudes less likely to constrain young women’s STEM intentions and attainment in the 1990s, as compared to the 1970s? 2) Alternatively, did the effect of family attitudes become less gendered during this period, such that family attitudes constrained both women’s and men’s STEM intentions and attainment among the 1992 cohort?
Academic Achievement Trajectories of Adolescents from Mexican and East Asian Immigrant Families in the United States
What are the growth patterns of academic achievement of adolescent students from immigrant families?
Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, the author analyzes how school and neighborhood contexts are jointly related to high school and college graduation.
Examination of several family and schol-based explanations for test score differences between African American and White students in mathematics over thirty years.
Identify the relative contributions of changing family and school characteristics to the narrowing of the gap in black-white test scores over decades.
Empirically examine several family-and school-based explanations for black-white and Latino-white test score differences over the past 20 years.
Examine how race, family background, attitudes, and behaviors are related to achievement
What has caused the convergence in White and Black academic performance over the past twenty years? Are changes in families or schools responsible?
Impact of current tracking practices and impacts. Showing how these practices are harming millions of students and our society.