The Segregation index uses exposure indices to measure the school composition that the average student of a given racial group is “exposed” to.
Despite a number of traditional policy and legislative attempts to reduce inequality in the United States, far too many individuals are adversely affected by racial inequality, segregation, economic and wealth inequality, gender disparities, and other systemic barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential. The Price Center conducts a wide range of research to address inequality across multiple spaces and policy areas in the United States and abroad.
Seventy years after legal decisions outlawed separate school systems on the basis of race, school segregation in the U.S. persists.
The USC Price Center for Social Innovation and LeadersUp partnered to examine how employers adjusted their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report examines ways to improve pandemic recovery and to remove pre-pandemic barriers in South Los Angeles.
Examining the Complex Social Safety Net For Low-Income Working Families: How Benefits and Resources Respond to Increases in Wages
USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
The United States social safety net aims to improve the lives of the lowest-income families and individuals. As the term “social safety net” implies, the goal is to provide a support system that “catches” families as they fall into poverty … Continue reading
Tax Equality for Immigrants: The Indispensable Ingredient for Remedying Child Poverty in the United States
Journal on Migration and Human Security
This report examines the unequal treatment of citizens and non-citizens in the US tax system and how it impacts the lives of immigrant families and plans to combat child poverty which are now under debate in Congress. Immigrants, chiefly the … Continue reading
The Latino/a Scorecard: A Policy Roadmap for Transforming Los Angeles
ABC Alliance for a Better Community
The Latino/a Scorecard Report answers a series of critical questions about the opportunities and challenges facing Latino/as in Los Angeles County and establishes a grade/score in different focus areas. The Scorecard uplifts the assets that Latino/as bring to the county … Continue reading
Toward a Framework for Public Accountability in Education Reform
Public accountability through information disclosure is a pillar of modern education reform efforts. Despite the ubiquity of this approach, we argue that public accountability in education is under-theorized and often predictably unlikely to achieve its intended policy goals. Drawing on … Continue reading
Museums as Classrooms: The Academic and Behavioral Impacts of “School in the Park”
American Educational Research Association
Access to community cultural institutions such as museums, zoos, and theaters has the potential to improve students’ educational experiences. This article estimates the impact of School in the Park, a museum-based educational program for low-income students that takes place within … Continue reading