Modelling social segregation

Authors
Goldstein, H. and Noden, P.
Year
2003
Journal
Oxford Review of Education, 1:4, 223-231
DOI
10.1080/0305498032000080693
Abstract

This paper proposes a multilevel modelling approach to the analysis of social segregation in schools. Using data on free school meal eligibility it shows that the underlying variation between schools for the period 1994-1999 has increased. It also shows that the change is greater for selective than non-selective local education authorities (LEAs). It is suggested that the approach of this paper can be applied generally to the modelling of social segregation at institution level.

Number of levels
3
Model data structure
Response types
Multivariate response model?
No
Longitudinal data?
No
Substantive discipline
Impact

Important impact on key area of understanding segregation and in policy-making in education. Provides improved methodology over existing methods in social science literature.

Paper submitted by
Harvey Goldstein, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, h.goldstein@bristol.ac.uk
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