Ph.D. 1971 (Sociology), M.A. 1969, University of Chicago; B.A. 1966, University of California, Berkeley.
Areas of Research/Interest
Sociology of education; social stratification; post-communist transitions; sociology of childhood; methodology/survey research.
Board and Executive Committee, Social Science Research Council; American Sociological Association; International Sociological Association.
Vice Chairperson, Executive Committee of the Social Science Research Council; Lecture, Institut fur Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, 1996.
The Mandarins of Childhood: Toward a Theory of the Organization and Delivery of Children's Services. Forthcoming.
Summer Learning and the Effects of Schooling. New York: Academic Press. 1978.
Inequality: A Reassessment of the Effects of Family and Schooling in America, with Christopher Jencks et. al. New York: Basic Books. 1972.