Block, neighbourhood or district ? the importance of geographical scale for area effects on educational attainment

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Dept. of Sociology and Human Geography, Univ., Oslo, Norvege

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This study examines adolescent development, with educational attainment as the dependent variable. It further addresses contextual effects that emerge at different intra-urban geographical scales by exploring spatial effects at block, neighbourhood and district level in Oslo, Norway. The results reveal significant effects on the youth's future educational attainment at all geographical levels and for all tested measures of social and demographic area composition. They also show that the highest geographical level (district) has the strongest effect. This surprising result is tentatively interpreted to emerge from a combination of three interwoven mechanisms: the youths' extended activity spaces and social interactions, the institutional aspects (schools), and place stigmatization.

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Article de périodique

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Geografiska annaler. Series B. Human geography, issn : 0435-3684, 2014, vol. 96, n°. 2, p. 109-125, nombre de pages : 17, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

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Pays édition : Suede, Stockholm, Generalstabens litografiska anstlalt

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