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Desegregation and (Un)equal Opportunity

Rucker Johnson

Date: November 19, 2012 Duration: 18 minutes

Professor Rucker Johnson addressed Desegregation and (Un)equal Opportunity at TEDx Miami.

Rucker Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley; a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research; and a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center and the Institute for Research on Poverty. His research considers the role of poverty and inequality in affecting life chances. He has focused on such topics as the long-run impacts of child neighborhood and school quality on socioeconomic success and later-life health; the determinants of intergenerational mobility; the societal consequences of incarceration; effects of maternal employment patterns on child well-being; the socioeconomic determinants of health disparities over the life course; and the effects of growing up poor and poor infant health on childhood cognition, educational attainment, adult health and economic status.