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ERIC Number: EJ875308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Measures and Determinants of Student Body Socioeconomic Diversity: Evidence from Spain
Alegre, Miquel Angel; Benito, Ricard; Gonzalez, Isaac
Journal of School Choice, v4 n1 p23-46 2010
This article deals with the debate on the assessment of pupils' socioeconomic dispersion among schools. First, the paper complements the traditional way of measuring "segregation," which refers to the distribution of a specific subgroup of pupils across different schools, by introducing a new measure which we call "school polarization level." As argued here, "school segregation" and "school polarization" are associated with different phenomena and so point to different problems with different policy implications. Second, the paper illustrates the application of such measures for the cases of 10 Catalan municipalities (Spain) that apply different policies of school assignment based on residence (school zoning). (Contains 4 tables, 4 figures, and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain