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Parallel lives?: ethnic segregation in schools and neighbourhoods

Burgess, Simon, Wilson, Deborah and Lupton, Ruth (2005) Parallel lives?: ethnic segregation in schools and neighbourhoods. Urban Studies, 42 (7). pp. 1027-1056. ISSN 0042-0980

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Abstract

The paper provides evidence on the extent of ethnic segregation experienced by children across secondary schools and neighbourhoods (wards). Using 2001 Schools Census and Population Census data, indices of dissimilarity and isolation are employed to compare patterns of segregation across nine ethnic groups, and across Local Education Authorities in England. Looking at both schools and neighbourhoods, high levels of segregation are found for the different groups, along with considerable variation across England. Consistently higher segregation is found for south Asian pupils than for Black pupils. For most ethnic groups, children are more segregated at school than in their neighbourhood. The relative degree of segregation is analysed and it is shown that high population density is associated with high relative school segregation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://usj.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2005 The editors of Urban Studies
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2010 11:14
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27408/

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