Clara G. Muschkin

Director, North Carolina Education Research Data Center, Associate Director, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University

Clara Muschkin is a sociologist and demographer with an interdisciplinary research focus. In her research, she asks how education policies that influence the composition and organization of educational institutions can influence student behavior and academic performance. Her current research interests include: the impact of early childhood education policies on subsequent student outcomes; the impact of grade configuration on student behavior; the influence of grade retention and age on behavior and academic performance; impact of school composition by race and immigrant status on student behavior and achievement across grade levels; evaluation of high school reform policies; and successful outcomes for community college students.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Director, Center for Child and Family Policy; Director, North Carolina Education Research Data Center; Director, Child Policy Research Certificate program, Duke University

Education

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    Duke University, PhD, Sociology