Patrick Denice, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Sociology, U. Washington
M.A. Sociology, U. Washington
B.A. Sociology, Boston College Full CV
Current Research Projects
Variation in pathways to and through postsecondary education – including a project on the process of selecting a major field of study in college, funded by the Pathways through College Research Network (http://sites.utexas.edu/pcrn/) and the National Science Foundation (NSF DUE 1317196 and NSF DUE 1317206)
Human capital acquisition over the working life course
Unions and non-union pay in U.S. workplaces, with Jake Rosenfeld
Pay secrecy in the contemporary workplace, with Jake Rosenfeld
Public school choice policies, and their implications for racial and socioeconomic stratification and segregation
In the News
June 19, 2018 "The route school buses can take toward racial equity" The Hechinger Report
Apr. 6, 2018 "British Companies Must Reveal How They Pay Women vs. Men" New York Times
Apr. 4, 2018 "Britain Aims to Close Gender Pay Gap With Transparency and Shame" New York Times
Mar. 21, 2018 "In Cities With Lots of School Choice, Black Students Have Longer Commutes" Education Week
Mar. 19, 2018 "School Choice: Classes or Commutes" U.S. News & World Report
Jan. 2, 2018 "6 Reasons That Pay Has Lagged Behind U.S. Job Growth" New York Times
Aug. 1 presented Unions and Nonunion Pay in the United States, 1977-2015" at the ASA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia
Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
for more see Full CV
(2017) "Back to school: Race and gender gaps in adults' participation in formal schooling, 1978-2013" Demography 54(3):1147-1173.
(2016) "Choice, preferences, and constraints: Evidence from public school applications in Denver" (with Betheny Gross) Sociology of Education 89(4):300-320.
(2015) "The power of transparency: Evidence from a British workplace survey" (with Jake Rosenfeld) American Sociological Review 80(5):1045-1068.
(2015) "Does it pay to attend a for-profit college? Vertical and horizontal stratification in higher education" Social Science Research 52:161-178.
Reports & Policy Briefs
(2018) Urban Institute Student Transportation Working Group, The Road to School: How Far Students Travel to School in Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC, Washington, DC: Education Policy Program, Urban Institute.
(2017) Can Public Transportation Improve Students' Access to Denver's Best Schools of Choice? (with Betheny Gross), Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington.
(2017) Urban Institute Student Transportation Working Group, Student Transportation and Educational Access: How Students Get to School in Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC, Washington, DC: Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute.
(2016) Union Decline Lowers Wages of Nonunion Workers: The Overlooked Reason Why Wages Are Stuck and Inequality Is Growing (with Jake Rosenfeld and Jennifer Laird) Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute.
(2016) "When They Choose Public Schools, What Do Parents Want? SSN Key Findings," Cambridge, MA: Scholars Strategy Network.
(2015) Measuring Up: Educational Improvement and Opportunity in 50 Cities (with Michael DeArmond, Betheny Gross, Jose Hernandez, and Ashley Jochim), Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington.
(2015) Understanding Student Discipline Practices in Charter Schools: A Research Agenda (with Betheny Gross, and M. Karega Rausch), Seattle,WA: Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington.
(2015) Common Enrollment, Parents, and School Choice: Early Evidence from Denver and New Orleans (with Betheny Gross, and Michael DeArmond), Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington.
(2015) Is the School Enrollment System Working for Families? An Evaluation of Denver's "SchoolChoice" Process, 2012-2014 (with Betheny Gross), Denver, CO: A+ Denver.
(2014) School Leadership in Washington State: Today's Leaders and Key Challenges They Face (with Christine Campbell and Michael DeArmond), Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington.
(2014) Missing Out on Strong School Leaders? A Survey of Principal Hiring and Support in Washington State (with Michael DeArmond and Christine Campbell), Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington.
(2014) Are Charter Schools Working? A Review of the Evidence, Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington.