School Choice, Gentrification, and the Variable Significance of Racial Stratification in Urban Neighborhoods

  title={School Choice, Gentrification, and the Variable Significance of Racial Stratification in Urban Neighborhoods},
  author={Francis A. Pearman and Walker A. Swain},
  journal={Sociology of Education},
  pages={213 - 235}
Racial and socioeconomic stratification have long governed patterns of residential sorting in the American metropolis. However, recent expansions of school choice policies that allow parents to select schools outside their neighborhood raise questions as to whether this weakening of the neighborhood–school connection might influence the residential decisions of higher-socioeconomic-status white households looking to relocate to central city neighborhoods. This study examines whether and the… 

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