Jacob Hibel (Sociology)

Jacob Hibel is an associate professor of sociology.

Much of Jacob Hibel’s current research focuses on large-scale immigration's consequences for children, schools, and communities. He is particularly interested in community-level effects: the consequences of living and attending school in an immigrant-rich community versus one with lower historical immigration levels. Specific projects in this thread include examinations of cross-community discrepancies in immigrant children's disability identification, neighborhood influences on Mexican American immigrant children's academic achievement, and historical trends in migration, segregation and public school funding in the U.S. With support from the William T. Grant Foundation, Professor Hibel is conducting a series of studies examining cross-community variation in the formation and implementation of policies designed to increase access to special education, English acquisition and gifted/talented education services among children of immigrants.

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