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Lecture 10 - 03:15 ,US Capturesthe

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03:15 Choices about when and where to move are fundamentally migration choices Choices about when and where to stay are fundamentally migration choices Residential Segregation Trends, US How does one measure residential segregation? Segregation index or “index of dissimilarity” Captures the degree to which blacks and whites are evenly spread among  neighborhoods in a specific city The % of blacks who would need to move to achieve and “even” racial pattern Less than 30 is low, 30-60 is medium, and more than 60 is high Don’t know anything about the origins Doesn’t capture anything about the quality of life Limited in that we can only compare two groups Other ways to measure social dimensions of living in a segregated city What are the sources of these trends? Have US cities always been highly segregated?
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