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Inequality, Education, Mass Incarceration

Dr. Anna Haskins finds that children of incarcerated fathers suffer quite a bit in school: “She used measurements of school readiness, special education placement, grade retention, as well as behavioral and cognitive outcomes that also impact a child’s ability to succeed in school. Controlling for a number of variables, the results showed across-the-board deleterious impacts of a father’s incarceration on children’s academic outcomes and schooling success.” Read more

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