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Ethnic segregation in England's schools

Burgess, Simon and Wilson, Deborah (2004) Ethnic segregation in England's schools. CASepaper, CASE/79. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

We document ethnic segregation in secondary schools in England in 2001 in order to contribute to the debate on the degree of ethnic group social integration. We use indices of dissimilarity and isolation to compare the patterns of segregation across nine ethnic groups. We find that levels of ethnic segregation in England¿s schools are high, with considerable variation both across LEAs and across different minority ethnic groups. By combining the two indices we are able to identify areas of particular concern as scoring highly on both. Finally, we show that ethnic segregation is only weakly related to income segregation.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case
Additional Information: © 2004 Simon Burgess and Deborah Wilson
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2008 09:47
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 08:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/6313

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