Ethnic boundaries in students’ networks in Flanders and the Netherlands.

19-10-2008 | Chris Baerveldt e.a. (Steunpunt Gelijke Kansen)

Ethnic boundaries were tested in students’ networks in 34 Flemish and 19 Dutch high schools.

Bron: Internet 07/02/2008 - Chris Baerveldt e.a. (Steunpunt Gelijke Kansen)  

Chris Baerveldt, Bonne Zijlstra, Muriel De Wolf, Ronan Van Rossem and Marijtje A.J. van Duijn (2007)  Ethnic boundaries were tested in students’ networks in 34 Flemish and 19 Dutch high schools. Each network consisted of a school cohort in an intermediate level of education (track). While students from the native majority predominantly had friendships within their own ethnic category, minority students often had more inter-ethnic than intra-ethnic friendships. However, a multilevel p2 model for analyzing the networks showed that this was caused mainly by the quantitative dominance of native students in the networks. Native students were more inclined than minority students to engage in inter-ethnic friendships. We found ethnic boundaries to be stronger in the Dutch networks than in the Flemish networks. It is unclear whether this is solely due to differences inherent in the data or to more substantive differences between the Netherlands and Flanders.  

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