Social Policy

Schools do not operate in a vacuum; academic outcomes reflect only in part the academic experiences of students. Social, political and governmental forces and institutions interact with the students our schools are educating. Much of our work focuses on these social factors, such as neighborhoods and housing.


  • Not Just for Poor Kids: The Impact of Universal Free School Breakfast on Meal Participation and Student Outcomes
  • Undocumented College Students in the United States: In-State Tuition Not Enough to Ensure Four-Year Degree Completion
  • Unlocking New York City’s High School Progress Report: A Report Commissioned by New Visions for Public Schools


  • Precarious Slopes? The Great Recession, Federal Stimulus, and New Jersey Schools


  • What Do AEFA Members Say? Summary of Results of an Education Finance and Policy Survey
  • Commuting to work: RN Travel Time to Employment in Rural and Urban Areas
  • A Decade of Change in NYC Schools


  • Income Inequality, the Median Voter, and the Support for Public Education
  • Making Research in Education Finance and Policy Matter Now
  • Testing the Quantity-Quality Model of Fertility: Linearity, Marginal Effects, and Total Effects