Dr. Su Jin Jez, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy & Administration and a member of the Ed.D. faculty, will represent Sacramento State at an international conference on economic policy in Santiago, Chile, in January 2017.
Dr. Jez will present her paper, “A New Look at Racial Disparities in College Access: the Role of Wealth,” in sessions focusing on public policy and inequality at the Western Economic Association International’s 13th International Conference.
“I find that differences in wealth and academic achievement together eliminate (and often reverse) these racial and ethnic disparities,” says Dr. Jez. “As such, if we want to address this college access gap, an alternate route to do so is by addressing the wealth gap.”