Financial Inclusion Working Paper

Assets, Race, and Educational Choices

A central premise of ours is that the educational arena is a prime institutional site in which inequality is passed along from one generation to the next. Specifically, we want to understand how, within families, parents use assets to pass along advantage and disadvantage to their children.

Project: Inclusion in Asset Building: Research and Policy Symposium


Shapiro, T., & Johnson, H. (2000). Assets, race, and educational choices (CSD Working Paper No. 00-7). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.