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Lecture+13.Housing+and+Segregation - American Race...

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American Race Relations Lecture 13. Housing and Segregation 1. Exams returned next Monday. 2. Readings for Mon. avail. this Thu; Wed this Fri. 3. Please try to sit toward the center 4. Also, try to minimize exiting during class.
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Where you live determines. .. wealth schools jobs number of grocery stores and fast food restaurants exposure to environmental contaminants etc.
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What explains urban ghettoes? Conservatives: “culture of poverty,” welfare dependency Massey: residential segregation, continuing discrimination Wilson: deindustrialization, outmigration of black middle class, concentration of poverty
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Measures of Residential Segregation dissimilarity index: 0 = completely integrated 100 = apartheid measures the percent of people who would have to be moved to even out racial distribution above 60: very high segregation
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Contemporary Segregation Indexes Dissimilarity Isolation 1970 1980 1990 1970 1980 1990 Black, North 84.5 80.1 77.8 68.7 66.1 68.9 Black, South 75.3 68.3 66.5 69.3 63.5 64.9 Latino 45.3 48 49.6 26.5 30.8 45.1 Asian 43.8 35.8 40.6 6 8.3 20.6
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Different Measures of Segregation Dissimilarity score (unevenness): percent of minority population that has to be moved to make each geographical unit even Isolation score: take the average minority, what is
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