Thomas A. DiPrete

Columbia University

Thomas A. DiPrete, Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, will write a book that seeks to establish why the gender gap in educational performance is larger for black students than for white students. Recent U.S. statistics reveal a gender gap favoring females in high school completion, college entry, and college completion – and this gap is particularly large and growing among black students. DiPrete’s book will explore how differences in family structure, socio-economic status, and resource allocation in schools might contribute to this striking trend.


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