Wednesday, July 28, 2010

School desegregation and adult health

I've been meaning to blog for a while that I quite liked this paper by Rucker Johnson that I saw him present at the Institute for Research on Poverty Summer Research Workshop this past June.

The thing that struck me about the results , that is not emphasized that much in the paper, is that he finds that being subject to school desegregation, in addition to positive effects on blacks, does not have much in the way of effects on whites. Given all the upset at the time about the school desegregation, this is surprising, if only because it must have been a stressful experience for all the students involved.

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