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Unequal Attainments: Ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries

Anthony Heath and Yaël Brinbaum


Western countries have become increasingly diverse in recent decades and these demographic trends are certain to continue. The resulting ethnic diversity is a major challenge to policy-makers, who need to tackle issues of social justice and social integration. Education plays a pivotal role since it is the major stepping stone for the children of immigrants to successful economic integration and also plays a major role in social and political integration more generally since education gives access to the skills, resources and contacts which enable individuals to participate fully in the life o ... More

Keywords: ethnic inequality, ethnic penalties, ethnic premia, second generation, educational career, integration context, comparative analysis, selectivity, tracking, multiculturalism

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265741
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Heath, editor
Professor of Sociology; Senior Research Fellow, Manchester University; University of Oxford

Yaël Brinbaum, editor
Associate Professor; Researcher in Sociology, University of Burgundy; Centre d'études de l'emploi

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2 Ethnic Minorities in Ten Western Countries

Laurence Lessard-Phillips, Fenella Fleischmann and Erika Van Elsas

3 Ethnic Penalties and Premia at the End of Lower Secondary Education

Anthony Heath and Catherine Rothon With The Assistance of Georg Lorenz1

4 Ethnic Differences in Early School-leaving

Jan O. Jonsson, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen and Frida Rudolphi With The Assistance of Mathieuichou1

5 Academic and Vocational Tracking in Upper Secondary Education

Laurence Lessard-Phillips, Yaël Brinbaum and Anthony Heath With the Assistance of Nadia Granato1

7 University Completion among the Children of Immigrants

Amy C. Lutz With The Assistance of Raya Muttarak1

8 Gender and Ethnic Inequalities across the Educational Career

Fenella Fleischmann and Cornelia Kristen

9 Origin and Destination Effects on the Educational Careers of Second-generation Minorities

Herman G. Van De Werfhorst, Erika Van Elsas and Anthony Heath

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