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Appraising the breakdown of unequal individuals in large French cities

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  • Pascaline Vincent

    (Phd student - University of Rennes 1 - CREM (UMR 6211 CNRS))

  • Frédéric Chantreuil

    (UFR de sciences économiques et de gestion, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, CREM-CNRS, UMR 6211)

  • Benoït Tarroux

    (University of Rennes 1 - CREM (UMR 6211 CNRS))

Abstract

In this paper, we examine the general properties of the Neighbourhood Sorting Index (NSI) introduced by Jargowski (1996) and their intuitive interpretation, illustrating the inverse relation between neighbourhood's homogeneity and segregation. The use of the NSI is illustrated measuring and comparing the segregation in the 30 largest French urban areas from 2000 to 2008.

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Paper provided by Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), University of Rennes 1, University of Caen and CNRS in its series Economics Working Paper Archive (University of Rennes 1 & University of Caen) with number 201220.

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Keywords: Measure of Segregation; Residential segregation; Income; City; Neighbourhood Sorting Index;

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