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  1. (How) Does Obesity Harm Academic Performance? Stratification at the Intersection of Race, Sex, and Body Size in Elementary and High School

    In this study I hypothesize a larger penalty of obesity on teacher-assessed academic performance for white girls in English, where femininity is privileged, than in math, where stereotypical femininity is perceived to be a detriment. This pattern of associations would be expected if obesity largely influences academic performance through social pathways, such as discrimination and stigma.

  2. Cohorts, ‘‘Siblings,’’ and Mentors: Organizational Structures and the Creation of Social Capital

    How can an organization help participants increase their social capital? Using data from an ethnographic study of Launch, an organization that prepares low-income students of color to attend elite boarding schools, I analyze how the organization’s structures not only generate social ties among students but also stratify those ties horizontally and vertically, thereby connecting students to a set of social contacts who occupy a range of hierarchical positions and who are able to provide access to resources that are beneficial in different contexts and at different times.

  3. Families, Schools, and Student Achievement Inequality: A Multilevel MIMIC Model Approach

    This article examines inequality in different dimensions of student academic achievement (math, science, and reading) by family background and school context in three East Asian (Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea) and three Western (United States, Germany, and the Czech Republic) nations.

  4. Familial Transmission of Educational Plans and the Academic Self-Concept: A Three-Generation Longitudinal Study

    This research investigates the social reproduction of inequality by drawing on prospective longitudinal data from three generations of Youth Development Study respondents. It examines intergenerational influence on the relatively unexplored academic self-concept as well as educational plans, a critical component of the status attainment model.

  5. Informal Training Experiences and Explicit Bias against African Americans among Medical Students

    Despite the widespread inclusion of diversity-related curricula in U.S. medical training, racial disparities in the quality of care and physician bias in medical treatment persist. The present study examined the effects of both formal and informal experiences on non-African American medical students’ (N = 2,922) attitudes toward African Americans in a longitudinal study of 49 randomly selected U.S. medical schools. We assessed the effects of experiences related to medical training, accounting for prior experiences and attitudes.

  6. Graduate Students of Color

    Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Volume 3, Issue 1, Page 1-13, January 2017.
  7. Latina/o Students in Majority White Schools

    Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Volume 3, Issue 1, Page 113-125, January 2017.
  8. Tracking and Racialization in Schools

    Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Volume 3, Issue 1, Page 126-140, January 2017.
  9. Engaging Students in Survey Research Projects across Research Methods and Statistics Courses

    William E. Lovekamp William E. Lovekamp Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, USA See all articles by this author Search Google Scholar for this author , Shane D. Soboroff, Michael D. Gillespie
  10. The Association between Education and Mortality for Adults with Intellectual Disability

    Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Volume 58, Issue 1, Page 70-85, March 2017.