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Urban Sci. 2018, 2(4), 112; https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci2040112

Segregated in the City, Separated in the School. The Reproduction of Social Inequality through the School System

Research Group on Energy, Territory and Society, Department of Geography, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Spain
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Received: 20 October 2018 / Revised: 12 November 2018 / Accepted: 21 November 2018 / Published: 27 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Land Squandering and Social Crisis in the Spanish City)
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This paper explores the relationship between urban segregation and the educational level of the population. In the first place, the impacts of segregation in educational careers are analysed. Secondly, the contribution explores the interrelationship between urban segregation and schooling in Barcelona. For this aim, different sources have been used: The map of urban segregation in Catalonia at the census tract level; data about the formal educational levels of the population, aged between 15 and 34 years, from the Catalan Youth Survey (Enquesta de Joventut de Catalunya); and schooling data in Barcelona’s schools and neighbourhoods. The research shows how urban segregation effects the educational level and fosters social inequalities amongst neighbourhoods. It also points out how choosing school and enrolment strategies could act by increasing school segregation in Barcelona. Therefore, the role of segregation in the reproduction and perpetuation of inequalities in the living conditions of the population is exposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban segregation; school choice; educational level; social inequalities; neighbourhood effect urban segregation; school choice; educational level; social inequalities; neighbourhood effect
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Gomà Garcia, A.; Muñoz Aranda, J. Segregated in the City, Separated in the School. The Reproduction of Social Inequality through the School System. Urban Sci. 2018, 2, 112.

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