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The contribution of intersectionality to quantitative research into educational inequalities

Codiroli McMaster, Natasha, Cook, Rose (2018) The contribution of intersectionality to quantitative research into educational inequalities. Review of Education, . E-ISSN 2049-6613. (doi:10.1002/rev3.3116)

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Abstract

Educational inequalities are one of the most critical issues facing contemporary societies. While there is a substantial body of quantitative literature tracking inequalities in education based on students’ characteristics, an emerging literature is applying the concept of intersectionality to acknowledge the multiple, overlapping impact of these characteristics. We discuss the contributions of intersectionality to quantitative research on (vertical and horizontal) educational inequalities (attainment and subject choice). We then discuss the limitations inherent in this work, along with methodological innovations aimed at addressing these limitations. Finally, we make recommendations for researchers, to encourage greater use of intersectionality in quantitative educational research and thereby to deepen our knowledge of inequalities.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/rev3.3116
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2019 15:09 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72785 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cook, Rose: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4741-0336
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