The project focuses on the distribution of the student population in compulsory education among different schools in Milan, analysing ethnic and social segregation. Furthermore, the distribution of the student population is compared to that of the general population of residents in Milan, using the school district as unit of analysis. The comparison allows us to highlight school segregation. Finally, the flows between catchment areas and school districts are analysed, in order to highlight the factors that favour school choices leading to an increase in school segregation. Overall, the research allows us to verify the importance of ethnic and social segregation in compulsory education in Milan, and to identify the choices families make to avoid difficult social situations as the main driver of school segregation.
Costanzo Ranci, Marta Cordini, Carolina Pacchi, Andrea Parma
DASTU – Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani, Politecnico di Milano
Cordini, M. (2019), School segregation: institutional rules, spatial constraints and households’ agency, in International Review of Sociology.
Cordini M., Parma A. & Ranci C. (2019), White flight’ in Milan: School segregation as a result of home-to-school mobility, Urban Studies, online first.
Pacchi, C. e Ranci, C. (eds), White flight a Milano. La segregazione sociale ed etnica nella scuola dell’obbligo, Milano, FrancoAngeli/Dastu, 2017.
Cordini, M. e Parma, A (2016), Alunni stranieri e performance scolastiche: il caso di Milano, in Rivista delle Politiche Sociali, n. 2.
Cordini M., Parma A. & Ranci C., School segregation in Milan: the “White Flight” dynamic. International Conference Scuola Democratica (Cagliari, 6-8 giugno 2019)
Cordini, M. e Parma, A (2017), Territorial and School Segregation in Milan, paper presented at RC21 Annual conference on Rethinking Global Urban Justice (Leeds, 11-13 September 2017).