The Construction of Neighbourhoods and its Relevance for the Measurement of Social and Ethnic Segregation : Evidence from Denmark
AbstractIn this paper we propose a model for constructing neighbourhoods based on georeferenced data and administrative data. The 431,233 inhabited hectare cells in Denmark are clustered into 9,404 small and 2,296 large neighbourhoods, inhabited on average in 2004 by 572 and 2,343 persons respectively. The priorities in the clustering process are to obtain neighbourhoods that are unaltered over time, delineated by physical barriers, compact, homogeneous in terms of type of housing and ownership, relatively small, homogeneous in terms of number of inhabitants, and comprised of a contiguous cluster of cells. To illustrate the importance of detailed neighbourhood information we compare social and ethnic segregation measured by Isolation and Dissimilation indices on the levels of municipalities and of small neighbourhoods. Our findings demonstrate substantial variation in the residential mix in neighbourhoods within a given municipality, and thus show the importance of having information on a more detailed geographical level than that of the municipality.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 08-17.
Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 05 Sep 2008
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Note: Published as “Danish Neighbourhoods: Construction and Relevance for Measurement of Residential Segregation” with M. L. Schultz-Nielsen. Danish Journal of Economics (Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift) 2008, 146(3): 241-262
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Geo-referenced data; Neighbourhoods; Segregation;
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- Anna Piil Damm & Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen, 2008. "The Construction of Neighbourhoods and its Relevance for the Measurement of Social and Ethnic Segregation: Evidence from Denmark," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 0810, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
- Damm, Anna Piil & Schultz-Nielsen, Marie Louise, 2008. "The Construction of Neighbourhoods and its Relevance for the Measurement of Social and Ethnic Segregation: Evidence from Denmark," IZA Discussion Papers 3719, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-05-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2009-05-09 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-SOC-2009-05-09 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-URE-2009-05-09 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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