Research

Rucker C. Johnson

Associate Professor
Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley


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My work considers the role of poverty and inequality in affecting life chances. I have focused on such topics as the long-run impacts of school desegregation, Head Start, impacts of school spending via school finance reforms and Title I, & effects of child neighborhood and school quality on socioeconomic success and later-life health; the determinants of intergenerational mobility; the societal consequences of incarceration; effects of maternal employment patterns on child well-being; and the socioeconomic determinants of health disparities over the life course.