Quotes by Annette Lareau

"...unique character of each human life as well as the distinctive gifts that each individual brings to a family should not blind us to the way that membership to a broader social group matters in the creation of inequality.

Social group membership structures life opportunities.
The chances of obtaining key and widely sought goals: high scores on standardized tests such as the SAT, graduation from college, professional jobs, and sustained employment are not equal for all the infants whose births are celebrated by their families. It turns out that the family into which we are born an event over which we have no control matters quite a lot. It matters in part because the system of institutions is selective
building on some cultural patterns more than others...
The social structure of inequality is not all determining, but it exists."
(Part III: Chapter 12 10:19:00 audio book)"

Books by Annette Lareau

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