ERIC Number: ED308259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Attainment: A Multi-Level Analysis of the Influence of Pupil Ability, Family, School and Neighborhood.
Garner, Catherine L.
This study tested for the existence of neighborhood effects on end of school educational attainment some 2,500 urban youth who left school between 1984 and 1986 in one educational authority in Scotland. Data were drawn from a student survey and from the United Kingdom 1981 Census of Population. A hierarchical linear regression model was used to test for neighborhood effects and to estimate the contribution of neighborhood deprivation to those effects. After controlling for pupil ability, family background, and school-level variables, the study found a significant negative association between deprivation in the home neighborhood and academic achievement together with additional neighborhood effects which could not be explained by the model. Statistical data are included on two tables and two graphs. A list of 41 references is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.; Economic and Social Research Council, Lancaster (England).
Authoring Institution: Edinburgh Univ. (Scotland). Centre for Educational Sociology.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)