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    • Essays Exploring Urban Violence 

      Hureau, David Myers (2016-08-18)
      Despite continued interest in understanding the problem of urban violence in the United States, fundamental scholarly and policy-relevant questions remain regarding the nature of urban violence, its consequences, and the ...
    • Essays on Schools, Crime, and Punishment 

      Shollenberger, Tracey Lynn (2015-05-19)
      This dissertation consists of three essays on schools, crime, and punishment. The first essay — stemming from collaborative work with Christopher Jencks, Anthony Braga, and David Deming — uses longitudinal school and ...
    • Gentrification, Race, and Immigration in the Changing American City 

      Hwang, Jackelyn (2015-08-19)
      This dissertation examines how gentrification—a class transformation—unfolds along racial and ethnic lines. Using a new conceptual framework, considering the city-level context of immigration and residential segregation, ...
    • (Hiding) in Plain Sight: How Class Matters Differently Among Low-Income Students in Suburban Schools 

      Zhu, Queenie X. (2016-05-18)
      U.S. suburbia is rapidly changing, becoming home to increasing numbers of poor families and immigrants. However, traditionally disadvantaged students who attend well-resourced middle-class suburban schools have been largely ...
    • Paying Taxes: Understanding Americans’ Tax Attitudes 

      Williamson, Vanessa (2015-05-12)
      This dissertation examines American attitudes about taxation. Surveys and interviews shed new light on how Americans think about four fundamental questions: Should one pay taxes, and if so, how much? Who pays their fair ...
    • Start, Start Again: The College Pathways of Economically-Vulnerable Mothers 

      Deterding, Nicole Marie (2015-05-15)
      How do returning college students navigate the rapidly diversifying landscape of higher education options available to them today? Adopting a life course perspective, I argue that the college persistence of non-traditional ...
    • Whose Bills? Corporate Interests and Conservative Mobilization Across the U.S. States, 1973-2013 

      Hertel-Fernandez, Alexander W. (2016-05-14)
      In recent decades, conservative groups have become increasingly active in mobilizing corporations to press their interests not just on the U.S. Congress and federal agencies, but also on legislatures in the fifty U.S. ...