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Parallel lives? Ethnic segregation in schools and neighbourhoods

Burgess, Simon and Wilson, Deborah and Lupton, Ruth (2005) Parallel lives? Ethnic segregation in schools and neighbourhoods. CASEpaper, CASE/101. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Identification Number: CASE/101

Abstract

We provide evidence on the extent of ethnic segregation experienced by children across secondary schools and neighbourhoods (wards). Using 2001 Schools Census and Population Census data we employ the indices of dissimilarity and isolation and compare patterns of segregation across nine ethnic groups, and across Local Education Authorities in England. Looking at both schools and neighbourhoods, we find high levels of segregation for the different groups, along with considerable variation across England. We find consistently higher segregation for South Asian pupils than for Black pupils. For most ethnic groups children are more segregated at school than in their neighbourhood. We analyse the relative degree of segregation and show that high population density is associated with high relative school segregation.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case
Additional Information: © 2005 Simon Burgess, Deborah Wilson and Ruth Lupton
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2008 10:49
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 08:49
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/6255

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