The Relationship Between Residential Segregation and High School Degree Attainment
Thomas, Adam T
Previous studies have concluded that residential segregation is negatively associated with educational attainment for blacks, but new research indicates that it may also be related to Bachelor’s Degree attainment for whites and for metropolitan populations as a whole. The present study extends these findings to determine whether residential segregation is also related to high school degree attainment for blacks, whites, and city populations as a whole. I conduct a city-level fixed effects regression controlling for a rich set of covariates. My results indicate that residential segregation is not related to overall high school degree attainment. However, several of my disaggregated analyses indicate that residential segregation is negatively correlated with high school degree attainment not just for blacks, but also for whites and for all city residents. These findings contribute additional evidence to the literature suggesting that residential segregation is associated with reduced educational attainment for people of all races.
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