Educational Inequality Within the European Union: A Spatial Statistics Approach (73929)

Session Information: Higher Education
Session Chair: George Amurao

Friday, 24 November 2023 12:10
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 604
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study aims to investigate the spatial distribution of educational inequality within the European Union (EU) using a spatial statistics approach. Educational inequality remains a significant challenge for policymakers seeking to ensure equal opportunities for all EU citizens. By examining the spatial dimension of this issue, the study contributes to a deeper understanding of the geographical patterns of educational disparities across EU member states. The research employs spatial statistical techniques, including Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) to analyse data on educational indicators such as educational attainment levels and other relevant factors. These indicators are obtained from Eurostat for the most recent years available. The analysis will be carried out in the context of EU regions and we will focus on tertiary education. The findings reveal significant spatial variations in higher educational inequality across EU member states. ESDA techniques help identify clusters of regions with pronounced disparities in access to higher education, providing valuable insights for targeted policy interventions. Spatial autocorrelation analysis quantifies the extent of spatial dependence, highlighting areas where similar levels of higher educational inequality are clustered. Despite efforts to promote equal opportunities, disparities in access to higher education persist across member states. By analysing the spatial dimension of this issue, the study contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the geographical patterns of higher educational inequality in the EU.

Authors:
Andrea Furková, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia


About the Presenter(s)
Dr Andrea Furková is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe in Slovakia

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