Outcomes of School Desegregation: Findings from Longitudinal Research
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne
Important noncognitive outcomes of school desegregation.
Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation:
Journal of Negro Education
Vol. 66, No.3, pp. 255-257
- Desegregated schooling has a positive statistical significant benefit for black students' later earnings and occupational attainment.
- High concentrations of school poverty have strong negative consequences for the educational attainment of both African American and White students.
- All other conditions being equal, students attending the same school are likely to participate in the same information networks and thus to have similar opportunity paths and resultant outcomes.
- Students who have experienced desegregation schooling are more likely to continue to choose desegregated contexts, both in school and in other spheres of their lives.
- Desegregated schooling has important long-term benefits for minority students, especially in terms of its ability to open up economic opportunities for them.
Journal Article Empirical Research
Desegregation, Earnings, Long Term Outcomes, Non Academic Outcomes, Occupational Outcomes, Outcomes, Perpetuation Theory, Poverty, Racial Composition
Method of Analysis:
Unit of Analysis:
- National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 - Employer Survey: probability sample
- National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Labor Force Participation- 1979 cohort through 1985
- National Survey of 1980 High School Sophomores and Seniors
- DV: Future earnings, occupational attainment
- IV: School segregation status