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Unequal AttainmentsEthnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries$
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Anthony Heath and Yaël Brinbaum

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265741

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.001.0001

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Ethnic Differences in Completion of Upper Secondary Education

Ethnic Differences in Completion of Upper Secondary Education

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(p.149) 6 Ethnic Differences in Completion of Upper Secondary Education
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Unequal Attainments
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Yaël Brinbaum

Anthony Heath

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.003.0006

In this chapter we explore the completion of upper secondary education. The central question here is whether the high rates of ethnic minority continuation into upper secondary education lead to a closing of the attainment gaps with the majority group. The story which emerges is that there are considerable continuities over the secondary school career. Ethnic disadvantages have not cumulated, but neither have they been eliminated. Nevertheless, the picture at the end of upper secondary education is not simply a repeat of the picture at the end of lower secondary. Overall, we find that in Canada, France and the USA the ethnic penalties found in test scores at the end of lower secondary have been mitigated by the end of upper secondary, while in Sweden the movements are more likely to be in the opposite direction.

Keywords:   ethnic inequality, second generation, educational career, integration context, upper secondary education

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