Modeling the residential distribution of enrolled students to assess boundary-induced disparities in public school access

Autoři: Louie John M. Rubio aff001;  Damian N. Dailisan aff001;  Maria Jeriesa P. Osorio aff002;  Clarissa C. David aff002;  May T. Lim aff001
Působiště autorů: National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines aff001;  College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines aff002
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(10)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222766


Given school enrollments but in the absence of a student residence census, we present a gravity-like model to infer the residential distribution of enrolled students across various administrative units. Multi-scale analysis of the effects of aggregation across different administrative levels allows for the identification of administrative units with sub-optimally located schools and highlights the challenges in allocating resources. Using this method, we verify that the current scheme of free cross-enrollment across administrative boundaries is needed in achieving universal education in the Philippines.

Klíčová slova:

Data visualization – England – Children – Public administration – Schools – Transportation – United Kingdom – Philippines


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