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Annette Lareau

University of Pennsylvania

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Lareau will explore how parents of young children choose where to live and where to send their children to school. She argues that school selection is not a matter of individual parents making a decision in isolation but instead a socially-shaped dynamic through which parents seek to transmit advantages to their school-aged children. She will draw on interviews with parents in three suburban neighborhoods to analyze school-choice decisions.

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