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Article

School segregation in St. Petersburg – the role of socioeconomic status

Education Economics. 2019. Vol. 27. No. 2. P. 166-185.
Valeria Ivaniushina, Makles A., Schneider K., Daniil Alexandrov.

This paper uses representative student data from St. Petersburg, Russia to
analyze school segregation by parental socioeconomic status and student
academic performance. The proposed systematic segregation indices
account for ordinal variables and take expected segregation into
account. We decompose segregation by school type, school, and classes
and compare the results to results obtained from PISA for urban areas in
Russia and six European countries. Segregation by socioeconomic status
is moderate in St. Petersburg and Russia, as compared to other
European countries. Segregation between schools and school types
reflects parental choice, whereas within-school segregation along the
lines of student performance reflects school policies.