Racial Segregation and the Black-White Test Score Gap

@article{Card2006RacialSA,
  title={Racial Segregation and the Black-White Test Score Gap},
  author={D. Card and J. Rothstein},
  journal={IO: Empirical Studies of Firms & Markets},
  year={2006}
}
  • D. Card, J. Rothstein
  • Published 2006
  • Geography, Economics
  • IO: Empirical Studies of Firms & Markets
  • Racial segregation is often blamed for some of the achievement gap between blacks and whites. We study the effects of school and neighborhood segregation on the relative SAT scores of black students across different metropolitan areas, using large microdata samples for the 1998-2001 test cohorts. Our models include detailed controls for the family background of individual test-takers, school-level controls for selective participation in the test, and city-level controls for racial composition… CONTINUE READING
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