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Christopher Jencks
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Emeritus
phone: (617)495-0546
fax: (617)496-9053
Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Contextual Explanations for Numeracy and Literacy Skill Disparities Between Native and Foreign-Born Adults in Western Countries
Levels, Mark, Jaap Dronkers, and Christopher Jencks. "Contextual Explanations for Numeracy and Literacy Skill Disparities Between Native and Foreign-Born Adults in Western Countries." PLoS One 12.3 (March 16, 2017): 1-25.

Publication Categorized as: Education, Poverty and Inequality, Achievement Gaps, Inequality
Income Segregation between Schools and School District
Owens, Ann, Sean F. Reardon, and Christopher Jencks. "Income Segregation between Schools and School District." American Educational Research Journal 53.4 (December 2016): 848-862.

Publication Categorized as: Education
 
School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings
Deming, David J., Sarah Cohodes, Jennifer Jennings and Christopher Jencks. "School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings." Review of Economics and Statistics 98.5 (December 2016): 848-862.

Publication Categorized as: Education
 
Income Inequality and Health: Strong Theories, Weaker Evidence
Truesdale, Beth C., and Christopher Jencks. "Income Inequality and Health: Strong Theories, Weaker Evidence." Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research 5.5 (2016): 30-37.

Publication Categorized as: Poverty and Inequality
 
The Health Effects of Income Inequality: Averages and Disparities
Truesdale, Beth C., and Christopher Jencks. "The Health Effects of Income Inequality: Averages and Disparities." Annual Review of Public Health 37 (March 2016): 413-430.

Publication Categorized as: Poverty and Inequality
When Does Accountability Work? Texas System Had Mixed Effects on College Graduation rates and future earnings
Deming, David J., Sarah Cohodes, Jennifer Jennings, and Christopher Jencks. "When Does Accountability Work? Texas System Had Mixed Effects on College Graduation rates and future earnings." Education Next 16.1 (January 2016): 70-77.

Publication Categorized as: Education
 
Reviews
Success and Luck
Jencks, Christopher. "Luck, Chance, and Taxes." Review of Success and Luck, by Robert Frank. The American Interest, 13.1, June 23, 2017.

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$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
Jencks, Christopher. "Why the Very Poor Have Become Poorer." Review of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. The New York Review of Books, 63.10, June 9, 2016: 15-17.

Publication Categorized as: Poverty and Inequality, Poverty

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