Ethnic Segretation in Englands Schools

33 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2008

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Deborah Wilson

University of Bristol - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 2004

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.

JEL Classification: J78, J15, J24

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Deborah, Ethnic Segretation in Englands Schools (February 2004). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. CASE079. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1158970

Deborah Wilson

University of Bristol - Department of Economics ( email )

8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 ITN
United Kingdom

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