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ERIC Number: EJ955251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
Multilevel Modeling of Social Segregation
Leckie, George; Pillinger, Rebecca; Jones, Kelvyn; Goldstein, Harvey
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v37 n1 p3-30 Feb 2012
The traditional approach to measuring segregation is based upon descriptive, non-model-based indices. A recently proposed alternative is multilevel modeling. The authors further develop the argument for a multilevel modeling approach by first describing and expanding upon its notable advantages, which include an ability to model segregation at a number of scales simultaneously. The authors then propose a major extension to this approach by introducing a simple simulation method that allows traditional descriptive indices to be reformulated within a modeling framework. The multilevel approach and the simulation method are illustrated with an application that models recent social segregation among schools in London, UK. (Contains 4 figures, 4 tables, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)