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Essays on the minimum wage
This dissertation consists of three studies on the employment effect from increasing the minimum wage. The first essay analyzes the change in employment of 16-19 year olds over time. The other two essays use a difference ...
The space between: Roles parents play in their children's educational success (or non-success). Examining a model of parental influence across family race and child gender
With a continued and recently growing difference in achievement between African American and White students and between African American boys and their female peers, attention is re-focusing on parents as agents of positive ...
Class construction: White working-class student identity in the new millennium
Class Construction: White Working-Class Student Identity Construction in the New Millennium explores the identity development of a group of white working-class high school students in a deindustrialized area of the Northeast. ...
The (un)clear race: Configurations of whiteness in Anglophone literature of the Caribbean diaspora
This dissertation closely examines constructions of whiteness in contemporary Anglophone literature of the Caribbean Diaspora, addressing the following key questions: (1) why is it necessary to study whiteness specifically ...