Using Local Statistics to Portray Ethnic Residential Segregation in London
AbstractMuch has been written about ethnic residential segregation in urban areas, almost all of it deploying single-index numbers to measure the degree of segregation. These give very little detailed appreciation of the extent to which different ethnic groups live apart from each other, and where. This paper suggests that a combination of measures derived from local spatial statistics, which identify the geography of clustering, and a typology of residential areas, which describes the population composition of each area, provides much greater insight into the nature and extent of segregation. Data for London in 2001 illustrate the potential of this approach.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK in its series The Centre for Market and Public Organisation with number 09/213.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2009
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segregation; ethnicity; London; local statistics;
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- R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-04-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2009-04-25 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-MIG-2009-04-25 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-URE-2009-04-25 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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