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ERIC Number: EJ1121871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
The Impact of School Closures on Equity of Access in Chicago
Lee, Jin; Lubienski, Christopher
Education and Urban Society, v49 n1 p53-80 Jan 2017
This study examines the impact of school closures on the sociospatial distribution of equitable access to schooling following the school closure policy pursued by the Chicago Public Schools in 2013. By examining access in terms of proximity between students and schools, the study estimates the changes in accessibility before and after school closings. The change in accessibility is compared with density maps constructed around a number of variables, including population aged 5 through 14 by race and ethnicity, proportion of families with children younger than 18 years old below the poverty level, and crime incidence during the previous 12 months. The overall results suggest that school closing may cause sociogeographic inequality in access to education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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