Roisman mentioned in New York Times opinion piece on opportunity gap

Headshot of Glenn Roisman, Ph.D.
Glenn Roisman, Ph.D.

A recent New York Times opinion piece highlighted research by Institute of Child Development Professor Glenn Roisman, Ph.D.

The piece discussed empirical evidence around the issues of race, poverty, intergenerational mobility, and the opportunity and achievement gaps. For a 2015 study, Roisman and colleagues examined “racially disparate conditions,” such as family income, maternal education, and learning materials in the home, as well as child birth order and child birth weight. They found that such conditions “can account for the relation between race and cognitive test scores.”

Click here to read the full New York Times opinion piece.