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Activity spaces and the measurement of clustering and exposure: a case study of linguistic groups in Montreal

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  • Steven Farber
  • Antonio Páez
  • Catherine Morency

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Population segregation measurement is a topic of broad interest in the social sciences. In this paper we draw from recent advances in the spatial analysis literature to derive individualized measures of clustering and exposure. Recent research on accessibility has seen a shift from place-based measures to person-based ones. Similarly, the notion of residential clustering and exposure patterns, while typically related to the distribution of population in zonal systems, can be modified to account for heterogeneous experiences of urban space. In particular, at the individual level, the degree of clustering and exposure is related to personal mobility and the individual experience of space. In this paper we turn to the question of whether individuals belonging to different groups and living in different areas of a city observe differences in their clustering and exposure to population groups over space. The proposed procedure is applied empirically to the case of Montreal to explore how native English speakers of various levels of mobility experience exposure. Keywords: activity spaces, clustering, exposure, G i * statistics, relative accessibility deprivation indicators

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  • Steven Farber & Antonio Páez & Catherine Morency, 2012. "Activity spaces and the measurement of clustering and exposure: a case study of linguistic groups in Montreal," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 44(2), pages 315-332, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:44:y:2012:i:2:p:315-332
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    1. Yukio Sadahiro, 2015. "A method for analyzing the segregation between point distributions: statistical tests and consideration of attributes," Journal of Geographical Systems, Springer, vol. 17(1), pages 29-60, January.
    2. Mao, Liang & Stacciarini, Jeanne-Marie R. & Smith, Rebekah & Wiens, Brenda, 2015. "An individual-based rurality measure and its health application: A case study of Latino immigrants in North Florida, USA," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 147(C), pages 300-308.
    3. repec:eee:soceps:v:60:y:2017:i:c:p:1-14 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Chengxi Liu & Yusak O. Susilo & Anders Karlström, 2016. "Measuring the impacts of weather variability on home-based trip chaining behaviour: a focus on spatial heterogeneity," Transportation, Springer, vol. 43(5), pages 843-867, September.

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