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Stuck in School: How Social Context Shapes School Choice for Inner-City Students

by Barbara F. Condliffe, Melody L. Boyd & Stefanie DeLuca - 2015

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 117 Number 3, 2015, p. 1-36
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17808, Date Accessed: 8/4/2020 10:21:15 PM
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  • Barbara Condliffe
    Johns Hopkins University
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    BARBARA CONDLIFFE is a Research Associate at MDRC. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University. With Stephen Plank, she recently published “Pressures of the Season An Examination of Classroom Quality and High-Stakes Accountability” in the American Education Research Journal.
  • Melody Boyd
    State University of New York
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    MELODY BOYD is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at The College at Brockport, SUNY. Her research focuses on the mechanisms that both exacerbate and mitigate urban poverty and the effects of neighborhoods on families. She has published several papers focused on housing mobility programs, including an article about disadvantaged youths’ alignment of educational and occupational ambitions, published in Sociological Studies of Children and Youth with Kimberly A. Goyette.
  • Stefanie DeLuca
    Johns Hopkins University
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    STEFANIE DELUCA is an associate professor of sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. She studies the long-term effects of programs that help public housing residents relocate to safer neighborhoods and better schools through housing vouchers. Some of her other research examines the transition to college and work for inner-city young adults, and the housing and school decisions of low- and moderate-income parents. Recent publications include: DeLuca, Stefanie, Philip Garboden, and Peter Rosenblatt. 2013. “Segregating Shelter: How Housing Policies Shape the Residential Locations of Low Income Minority Families.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 647:268–299; and Bozick, Robert and Stefanie DeLuca. 2011. “Not Making the Transition to College: School, Work, and Opportunities in the Lives of American Youth.” Social Science Research 40:1249–1262.
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