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A Call for a Better “Measure of the Nation”

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Underlying many of our nation’s major historical moments is a commitment to equal opportunity for all individuals. Accessibility to opportunity ought not to have anything to do with race, religious affiliation, family background, or gender. Each successive generation should enjoy material benefits and comforts that exceed those of earlier generations. These philosophies are bounded in the idea of mobility, social and economic. Yet our nation’s interest in and commitment to social mobility lacks a mechanism for measuring this very phenomenon.…

State Efforts to Boost College Access and Attainment Found Lacking

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Eleven research papers published in the September ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Volume 655) examine state policy initiatives such as financing for student scholarships, fiscal responses to the Great Recession, the implementation of “performance funding” to allocate funds to state colleges, the use of “P–20 councils” to align high school curriculum with college readiness, and the disparate effects of gubernatorial and legislative leadership.

"Taken as a whole," the volume's press release reads, "the new research…

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The Annals

The Politics of Science

    • 658; March 2015

Special Editors: Elizabeth Suhay and James N. Druckman 

 

In this volume of The ANNALS, "The Politics of Science: Political Values and the Production, Communication, and Reception of Scientific Knowledge," special editors Suhay and Druckman gather scholars to discuss complex questions in the fields of political science, communication, psychology, public health, law, and philosophy. The volume discusses the communication of scientific…

Monitoring Social Mobility in the Twenty-First Century

    • 657; January 2015

Special Editors: David B. Grusky, Timothy M. Smeeding, and C. Matthew Snipp

 

This volume of The ANNALS explores how to improve measurement of social mobility, tackling normative and technical questions with an interdisciplinary approach. It presents what is known and what we need to know about social mobility in the U.S. and examines the quality of existing data available.…

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