Expert: COVID makes STEM education gaps more dire

With the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure every child has access to a quality STEM education is even more difficult. But there are reasons to be hopeful, too.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education science-and-technology society-and-culture socioeconomic-status stem-careers race-and-ethnicity

Retaking the SAT could get more students to college

"We provide the first causal evidence that retaking the SAT can substantially improve the college enrollment outcomes of students."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education society-and-culture socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity standardized-testing

Retaking the SAT could get more students to college

"We provide the first causal evidence that retaking the SAT can substantially improve the college enrollment outcomes of students."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education society-and-culture socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity standardized-testing

Gender quotas in India had unintended effects

Gender quotas enshrined in the Indian constitution appear to have lowered the representation of other underrepresented groups.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: politics gender india society-and-culture socioeconomic-status

Will COVID-19 force a rethink of America’s safety net?

Will COVID-19 change the American social safety net? New research looks at history as a guide for how governments react to crises that expose inequality.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: history housing government society-and-culture socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity

Coronavirus spotlights health inequity that was already bad

COVID-19 reveals the gaps in access to health care and in the health of Americans from marginalized groups. But it's a chance to work towards health equity, too.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
March 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 health-care-costs money health-and-medicine socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity

‘Ivy-plus’ colleges are missing some middle-class students

Should universities give middle-class college students a boost? A new report finds that middle-class kids are underrepresented on "Ivy-plus" campuses.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Feb. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: higher-education money society-and-culture college-students socioeconomic-status

Is prosecutor bias really behind disparities in prison?

Race and class bias on the part of prosecutors may not be the primary driver of the disparities in prison populations, researchers report.

U. Arizona • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: prison bias society-and-culture socioeconomic-status courts race-and-ethnicity lawyers

Teens with a higher sense of family status are healthier

Teenagers' sense of their own family's socioeconomic status is associated with their health and well-being, even if those perceptions aren't factual.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
Jan. 8, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: teenagers money families featured society-and-culture socioeconomic-status

How history and status shape what you eat

A new book on the history of food contains provocative arguments about authenticity and status, big agriculture, and what's "healthy."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: history agriculture food featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine socioeconomic-status

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