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School segregation in multi-ethnic England

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  • Simon Burgess
  • Ron Johnston
  • Deborah Wilson

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Aspects of both educational development and multi-cultural inter-relationships are frequently related to school ethnic composition, with arguments that ethnically segregated schools both retard the development of multi-ethnic understanding and influence educational performance. In this paper, we employ data on their ethnic composition to portray the extent of segregation in English secondary schools in 2001, using a novel graphical method to explore its nature and spatial variation. We find substantial segregation on ethnic criteria in some places. Nevertheless, over the country as a whole, attendance at substantially mono-ethnic schools is not the norm for members of the non-white groups (though it is for whites in many areas). Half of all non-white secondary students in England attended schools where more than 75 per cent of the total enrolment comprised whites.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK in its series The Centre for Market and Public Organisation with number 03/092.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2003
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Handle: RePEc:bri:cmpowp:03/092

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Keywords: ethnicity; segregation; schools; spatial concentration; England;

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  1. Michael Poulsen, 2002. "Plural Cities and Ethnic Enclaves: Introducing a Measurement Procedure for Comparative Study," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(2), pages 229-243, 06.
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  1. Richard Harris & Ron Johnston & Simon Burgess, 2007. "Neighborhoods, Ethnicity and School Choice: Developing a Statistical Framework for Geodemographic Analysis," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer, vol. 26(5), pages 553-579, December.
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  3. Ron Johnston & Simon Burgess & Deborah Wilson & Richard Harris, 2006. "School and Residential Ethnic Segregation: An Analysis of Variations across England's Local Education Authorities," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(9), pages 973-990.
  4. Ron Johnston & Deborah Wilson & Simon Burgess, 2007. "Ethnic segregation and educational performance at secondary school in Bradford and Leicester," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 39(3), pages 609-629, March.
  5. Simon Burgess & Deborah Wilson & Ruth Lupton, 2005. "Parallel lives? Ethnic segregation in schools and neighbourhoods," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 6255, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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