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Segregation by Racial and Demographic Group: Evidence from the San Francisco Bay Area

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  • Miller, Vincent P.
  • Quigley, John M.

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This paper considers residential segregation by race and by type of household in 1970 and 1980. The paper presents entropy indices of segregation fro the San Francisco Bay Area and its five metropolitan areas. The methodology permits an investigation of the effects of group definition upon segregation measures, and an analysis of the degree of independence in the segregation of households by race and demographic group. The results indicate that the levels of segregation by race and by household type have declined modestly during the 1970s, at least in this region. More importantly, however, the results indicate a remarkable independence in the spatial distribution of households by race and demographic group. Only a very small fraction of the observed levels of segregation by race could be 'explained' by the prior partitioning of households by demographic group. The principal results of the analysis are invariant to changes in the definition of racial or household groups.

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Paper provided by University of California Transportation Center in its series University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers with number qt1839w13f.

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Date of creation: 01 Mar 1990
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Handle: RePEc:cdl:uctcwp:qt1839w13f

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  1. Barrie Morgan & John Norbury, 1981. "Some further observations on the index of residential differentiation," Demography, Springer, vol. 18(2), pages 251-256, May.
  2. Douglas Massey, 1979. "Residential segregation of Spanish Americans in united states Urbanized Areas," Demography, Springer, vol. 16(4), pages 553-563, November.
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  1. Patrick Bayer & Hanming Fang & Robert McMillan, 2011. "Separate When Equal? Racial Inequality and Residential Segregation," Working Papers 11-09, Duke University, Department of Economics.
  2. P. A. Jargowsky, . "Take the money and run: Economic segregation in U.S. metropolitan areas," Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers 1056-95, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty.
  3. O'Regan, Katherine M. & Quigley, John M., 1991. "Labor Market Access and Labor Market Outcomes for Urban Youth," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt9008p2tx, University of California Transportation Center.
  4. Patrick Bayer & Robert McMillan & Kim Rueben, 2003. "An Equilibrium Model of Sorting in an Urban Housing Market: The Causes and Consequences of Residential Segregation," Working Papers 860, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
  5. Patrick J. Bayer & Robert McMillan & Kim Rueben, 2004. "What Drives Racial Segregation? New Evidence Using Census Microdata," Yale School of Management Working Papers ysm409, Yale School of Management.
  6. Patrick Bayer & Robert McMillan, 2005. "Racial Sorting and Neighborhood Quality," NBER Working Papers 11813, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Daniel Guinea Martin & Ricardo Mora & Javier Ruiz Castillo, 2012. "The joint effect of ethnicity and gender on occupational segregation : an approach based on the Mutual Information Index," Economics Working Papers we1140, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía.
  8. Patrick Bayer & Robert McMillan & Kim Rueben, 2005. "Residential Segregation in General Equilibrium," NBER Working Papers 11095, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  9. Harsman Bjorn & Quigley John M., 1995. "The Spatial Segregation of Ethnic and Demographic Groups: Comparative Evidence from Stockholm and San Francisco," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 1-16, January.
  10. Claudio Agostini, 2010. "Pobreza, Desigualdad y Segregación en la Región Metropolitana," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv242, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
  11. O'Regan, Katherine M., 1992. "Space and Poverty: The Effect of Concentrated Poverty on Employment in Large Urban Areas," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt1xd1z9dw, University of California Transportation Center.
  12. Krupka, Douglas J., 2008. "The Stability of Mixed Income Neighborhoods in America," IZA Discussion Papers 3370, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  13. Patrick Bayer & Robert McMillan & Kim Rueben, 2003. "An Equilibrium Model of Sorting in an Urban Housing Market: A Study of the Causes and Consequences of Residential Segregation," Working Papers 03-01, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
  14. O'Regan, Katherine M. & Quigley, John M., 1997. "Where Youth Live: Economic Effects of Urban Space on Employment Prospects," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt5680x1pm, University of California Transportation Center.

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