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Journal Articles

Neighborhood Income Composition by Race and Income, 1990-2009. Sean F. Reardon, Lindsay Fox, Joseph Townsend. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 660(1), pp. 78-97. 2015.
60 Years After Brown: Trends and Consequences of School Segregation. Sean F. Reardon, Ann Owens. Annual Review of Sociology, 40, pp. 199-218. 2014.
The Costs of Disability in China. Prashant Loyalka, Lan Liu, Gong Chen, Xiaoying Zheng. Demography, 51(1), pp. 97-118. 2014.
Do Parental Involvement Laws Deter Risky Teen Sex. Thomas Dee, Silvie Colman, Ted Joyce. Journal of Health Economics, 32(5), pp. 873-880. 2013.
When a nudge isn't enough: Defaults and saving among low-income tax filers. Thomas Dee, Erin Todd Bronchetti, David Huffman, Ellen Magenheim. National Tax Journal, 66(3), pp. 609-634. 2013.
The Widening Income Achievement Gap. Sean F. Reardon. Educational Leadership, 70(8), pp. 10-16. 2013.
Brown fades: The end of court-ordered school desegregation and the resegregation of American public schools. Sean F. Reardon, Elena Grewal, Demetra Kalogrides, Erica Greenberg. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 31(4), pp. 876-904. 2012.
Patterns of literacy among U.S. students. Sean F. Reardon, Rachel A. Valentino, Kenneth A. Shores. The Future of Children, 22(2), pp. 17-38. 2012.
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor. Sean Reardon. Community Investments: Summer 2012, 24(2), pp. 19-39. 2012.
Conditional cash penalties in education: Evidence from the Learnfare experiment. Thomas Dee. Economics of Education Review, 30(5), pp. 924-937. 2011.
Income inequality and income segregation. Sean F. Reardon, Kendra Bischoff. American Journal of Sociology, 116(4), 2011.
Race and space in the 1990s: Changes in the geographic scale of racial residential segregation, 1990‐2000. Sean F. Reardon, Chad R. Farrell, Stephen A. Matthews, David O’Sullivand, Kendra Bischoff, Glenn Firebaugh. Social Science Research, 38(1), pp. 55-70. 2009.
Motorcycle helmets and traffic safety. Thomas Dee. Journal of Health Economics, 28(2), pp. 398-412. 2009.
Beyond the census tract: Patterns and determinants of racial residential segregation at multiple scales. Barrett A. Lee, Sean F. Reardon, Glenn Firebaugh, Chad R. Farrel, Stephen A. Matthews, David O’Sullivand. American Sociological Review, 73(5), pp. 766‐791. 2008.
The geographic scale of metropolitan racial segregation. Sean F. Reardon, Stephen A. Matthews, David O’Sullivand, Barrett A. Lee, Glenn Firebaugh, Chad R. Farrell, Kendra Bischoff. Demography, 45(3), pp. 489‐514. 2008.
Implications of income-based school assignment policies for racial school segregation. Sean F. Reardon, John T. Yun, Michal Kurlaender. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 28(1), pp. 49-75. 2006.
The effects of Catholic schooling on civic participation. Thomas Dee. International Tax and Public Finance, 12(5), pp. 605-625. 2005.
Are there civic returns to education? Thomas Dee. Journal of Public Economics, 88(9), pp. 1697-1720. 2004.
Does setting limits save lives? The Case of 0.08 BAC laws. Thomas Dee. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 20(1), pp. 113-130. 2001.
The effects of minimum legal drinking ages on teen childbearing. Thomas Dee. Journal of Human Resources, 36(4), pp. 823-828. 2001.
Open enrollment and property values: Who really benefits? Eric P. Bettinger, William T. Bogart. National Tax Association Conference Proceedings, pp. 2001: 273-278. 2001.
Behavioral policies and teen traffic safety. Thomas Dee, William N. Evans. American Economic Review, 91(2), pp. 91-96. 2001.
Welfare, work experience, and economic self-sufficiency. Susanna Loeb, Mary Corcoran. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 20(1), pp. 1-20. 2001.
The complementarity of teen smoking and drinking. Thomas Dee. Journal of Health Economics, 18(6), pp. 767-773. 1999.
State alcohol policies, teen drinking and traffic fatalities. Thomas Dee. Journal of Public Economics, 72(2), pp. 289-315. 1999.
Reconsidering the effects of seat belt laws and their enforcement status. Thomas Dee. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 30(1), pp. 1-10. 1998.
Investing in children: Government and workplace policies for parents. Deborah Stipek, Jacquelyn McCroskey. American Psychologist, 44(2), pp. 416-423. 1989.
Work vs. school: Reconsidering compulsory education for adolescents. Deborah Stipek, J. Simon. The Networker, 2, pp. 5. 1981.

Working Papers

Trends in School Economic Segregation, 1970 to 2010. Ann Owens, Sean F. Reardon, Christopher Jencks. 2014.
Home with Mom: The effects of stay-at-home parents on children's long-run educational outcomes. Eric P. Bettinger, Torbjørn Hægeland, Mari Rege. Statistics Norway, Research Department, 2014.
Patterns and Trends in Racial Academic Achievement Gaps Among States, 1999-2011. Sean F. Reardon, Rachel A. Valentino, Demetra Kalogrides, Kenneth A. Shores, Erica H. Greenberg. 2013.
Measures of income segregation. Sean F. Reardon. 2011.


Inequality Matters: Framing a Strategic Inequality Research Agenda. Prudence L. Carter, Sean F. Reardon. The William T. Grant Foundation, 2014.
Residential Segregation by Income, 1970-2009. Kendra Bischoff, Sean F. Reardon. US2010 Project, 2013.
Do Countries Paying Teachers Higher Relative Salaries Have Higher Student Mathematics Achievement? Martin Carnoy, Tara Beteille, Iliana Brodziak, Prashant Loyalka, Thomas Luschei. Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M). Report for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), 2009.
The effects of school size on parental involvement and social capital: Evidence from the ELS: 2002. Thomas Dee, Wei Ha, Brian A. Jacob. Brookings Papers on Education Policy 2006/2007, Brookings Institution Press, pp. 77-97. 2007.
New lives for poor families: Mothers and young children move through welfare reform. Bruce Fuller, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Susanna Loeb. The Growing Up in Poverty Wave 2 Findings: California, Connecticut, and Florida, 2002.

Books: Books, Chapters, Reviews

The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations. Sean F. Reardon. In R. Murnane & G. Duncan (Eds.), Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality and the Uncertain Life Chances of Low-Income Children, New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2011.
Stereotype threat in the real world. Thomas Dee, Joshua Aronson. In Schmader, T. & Inzlicht, M. (Eds.), Stereotype threat: Theory, Process, and Application, Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2011.
The effects of socioeconomic school integration plans on racial school desegregation. Sean F. Reardon, Kristine L. Rhodes. In E. Frankenberg, E. DeBray‐Pelot & G. Orfield (Eds.), Legal and Policy Options for Racially Integrated Education in the South and the Nation, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
The effect of school neighborhoods on teacher retention decisions. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Matthew Ronfeldt, James Wyckoff. In G. Duncan & R. Murnane (Eds.), Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances, New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, pp. 377-396. 2011.
Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession. Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, William M. Sullivan, Jonathan R. Dolle, Foreword by Lee S. Shulman. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2011.
Education and civic engagement. Thomas Dee. In B. McGaw, P. Peterson & E. Baker (Eds.), Economics of Education, edited by D.J. Brewer and P.J. McEwan. International Encyclopedia of Education, 8-Volume Set, 3rd Edition, Elsevier, 2010.
Assessing the college contribution to civic engagement. Thomas Dee. In M.S. McPherson & M.O. Schapiro (Eds.), Succeeding in College: What It Means and How to Make it Happen, College Board, New York, 2008.
Do High School Exit Exams Influence Educational Attainment or Labor Market Performance? Thomas Dee, Brian A. Jacob. In A. Gamoran (Ed), Standards-Based Reform and Children in Poverty: Lessons for "No Child Left Behind", Brookings Institution Press, 2007.
A conceptual framework for measuring segregation and its association with population outcomes. Sean F. Reardon. In J. Michael Oakes & Jay S. Kaufman (Eds.), Methods in Social Epidemiology, pp. 169‐192. 2006.
Patterns of multiracial private school segregation. John T. Yun, Sean F. Reardon. In J. Scott (Ed.), School Choice and Student Diversity: What the Evidence Says, New York, NY: Teachers College Press , 2005.
Integrating neighborhoods, segregating schools: The retreat from school desegregation in the South, 1990-2000. Sean F. Reardon, John T. Yun. In J. Boger & G. Orfield (Eds.), School Resegregation: Must the South Turn Back?, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Private school racial enrollments and segregation. Sean F. Reardon, John T. Yun. In R. D. Kahlenberg (Ed.), Public School Choice vs. Private School Vouchers, New York: Century Foundation Press, 2003.
Teens and traffic safety. Thomas Dee, William N. Evans. In J.Gruber (Ed), An Economic Analysis of Risky Behavior Among Youths, University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Constructive and destructive behavior: Implications for family, school, and society. Arthur Bohart, Deborah Stipek. Washington DC: American Psychological Association, 2001.
Race, poverty, and inequality. Gary Orfield, Sean F. Reardon. In S. M. Liss & W. L. Taylor (Eds.), New Opportunities: Civil Rights at a Crossroads, Washington: Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights, 1994.
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