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More ambitious educational choices in urban areas: a matter of local labour market characteristics?

Simon Boone UGent and Mieke Van Houtte UGent (2016) URBAN EDUCATION. 51(8). p.940-963
abstract
Urban–rural disparities in educational outcomes have so far primarily received attention in U.S.-based research. These studies show that pupils in rural areas are at a disadvantage compared with pupils in (sub)urban areas. This article aims to examine urban–nonurban differences in educational choice in a European context, namely Flanders (the northern part of Belgium). To do so, we make use of data gathered from 1,339 parents of pupils in a sample of 53 primary schools (24 urban, 29 nonurban). We find that pupils in urban areas make more ambitious choices and that this is partly explained by local labor market conditions.
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subject
keyword
urban, school choice, programs, urban education, high school, social, HIGH-SCHOOL, SECONDARY-EDUCATION, CLASS DIFFERENTIALS, MULTILEVEL ANALYSIS, NEIGHBORHOOD, ACHIEVEMENT, TRANSITION, ENGLAND, YOUTH, DISADVANTAGE
journal title
URBAN EDUCATION
volume
51
issue
8
pages
940 - 963
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000382950900004
JCR category
EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
JCR impact factor
1.194 (2016)
JCR rank
108/235 (2016)
JCR quartile
2 (2016)
ISSN
0042-0859
DOI
10.1177/0042085914549363
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
8057261
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8057261
date created
2016-08-30 11:42:23
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:39:21
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  abstract     = {Urban--rural disparities in educational outcomes have so far primarily received attention in U.S.-based research. These studies  show  that pupils in rural areas are at a disadvantage compared with pupils in (sub)urban areas. This article aims to examine urban--nonurban differences in educational choice in a European context, namely Flanders (the northern part of Belgium). To do so, we make use of data gathered from 1,339 parents of pupils in a sample of 53 primary schools (24 urban, 29 nonurban). We find that pupils in urban areas make more ambitious choices and that this is partly explained by local labor market conditions.},
  author       = {Boone, Simon and Van Houtte, Mieke},
  issn         = {0042-0859},
  journal      = {URBAN EDUCATION},
  keyword      = {urban,school choice,programs,urban education,high school,social,HIGH-SCHOOL,SECONDARY-EDUCATION,CLASS DIFFERENTIALS,MULTILEVEL ANALYSIS,NEIGHBORHOOD,ACHIEVEMENT,TRANSITION,ENGLAND,YOUTH,DISADVANTAGE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {940--963},
  title        = {More ambitious educational choices in urban areas: a matter of local labour market characteristics?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042085914549363},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Boone, Simon, and Mieke Van Houtte. 2016. “More Ambitious Educational Choices in Urban Areas: a Matter of Local Labour Market Characteristics?” Urban Education 51 (8): 940–963.
APA
Boone, Simon, & Van Houtte, M. (2016). More ambitious educational choices in urban areas: a matter of local labour market characteristics? URBAN EDUCATION, 51(8), 940–963.
Vancouver
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Boone S, Van Houtte M. More ambitious educational choices in urban areas: a matter of local labour market characteristics? URBAN EDUCATION. 2016;51(8):940–63.
MLA
Boone, Simon, and Mieke Van Houtte. “More Ambitious Educational Choices in Urban Areas: a Matter of Local Labour Market Characteristics?” URBAN EDUCATION 51.8 (2016): 940–963. Print.