In this podcast, David Figlio and Michal Kurlaender discuss how inequality before a child is even born can compound across a lifetime, and the difference high-quality schools can make for low-income children.
In April, 2016, Figlio was a Center for Poverty Research Visiting Scholar to present the seminar “Culture and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital.” Figlio is the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics at Northwestern University and director of the Institute for Policy Research. He studies a wide range of education and health policy issues from school accountability and standards to welfare policy and policy design.
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