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ERIC Number: EJ1029505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Global Mobility and Rising Inequality: A Cross-National Study of Immigration, Poverty, and Social Cohesion
Engel, Laura C.; Rutkowski, Leslie; Rutkowski, David
Peabody Journal of Education, v89 n1 p123-140 2014
With globalization, the world has become more interconnected and interdependent, with people, capital, and ideas rapidly migrating across borders. Yet, along with greater global interdependence and increased diversity within societies, economic and social inequalities have deepened, making poverty one of the leading global problems. To lessen poverty around the world, better integrate immigrant groups into societies, and enhance stability, both societies and education systems are dedicated to fostering social cohesion as a key objective. Yet, still little is known about the extent to which immigration and socioeconomic status are predictive of social cohesion. Using cross-national data from the 2009 International Civic and Citizenship Study for 38 countries, this article further investigates the link between poverty, immigration, education, and social cohesion. Findings indicate that socioeconomic status is an important influence on social cohesion of immigrant students and that schools play an important role in fostering social cohesion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
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Language: English
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