ERIC Number: EJ1112415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
More Ambitious Educational Choices in Urban Areas: A Matter of Local Labor Market Characteristics?
Boone, Simon; Van Houtte, Mieke
Urban Education, v51 n8 p940-963 Oct 2016
Urban-rural disparities in educational outcomes have so far primarily received attention in U.S.-based research. These studies show that pupils in rural areas are at a disadvantage compared with pupils in (sub)urban areas. This article aims to examine urban-nonurban differences in educational choice in a European context, namely Flanders (the northern part of Belgium). To do so, we make use of data gathered from 1,339 parents of pupils in a sample of 53 primary schools (24 urban, 29 nonurban). We find that pupils in urban areas make more ambitious choices and that this is partly explained by local labor market conditions.
Descriptors: Labor Market, Regional Characteristics, School Choice, Rural Urban Differences, Elementary School Students, Parent Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Disadvantaged Environment, Majors (Students), Predictor Variables, Local Issues, Socioeconomic Status, Grade Point Average, Educational Attainment, Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Elective Courses, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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