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The Dimensions of Segregation Revisited

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  • DOUGLAS S. MASSEY

    (University of Pennsylvania)

  • MICHAEL J. WHITE

    (Brown University)

  • VOON-CHIN PHUA

    (Brown University)

Abstract

In this article the authors replicate and extend the methodological analysis of Massey and Denton (1988), which conceptualized residential segregation as a multidimensional construct with five axes of spatial variation: evenness, exposure, concentration, centralization, and clustering. To reproduce their work, the authors of this article factor analyzed 20 indexes of segregation computed in 1990 for three groups in 58 metropolitan areas. They extended Massey and Denton's analysis by expanding the set of metropolitan areas to include all 318 defined for 1990, and they broadened it by carrying out systematic comparisons across ethnic groups. This study's analyses reconfirm the multidimensional nature of residential segregation; however, the authors also find that the indexes recommended by Massey and Denton to measure concentration and clustering do not function quite as well in 1990 as in 1980. Alternative indexes are considered as possibilities, but in the end, using the same indexes is recommended to maintain continuity.

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  • Douglas S. Massey & Michael J. White & Voon-Chin Phua, 1996. "The Dimensions of Segregation Revisited," Sociological Methods & Research, , vol. 25(2), pages 172-206, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:somere:v:25:y:1996:i:2:p:172-206
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    1. Jørn Ljunggren & Patrick Lie Andersen, 2015. "Vertical and Horizontal Segregation: Spatial Class Divisions in Oslo, 1970–2003," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(2), pages 305-322, March.
    2. Lingxin Hao, 2000. "Public Assistance and Private Support of Immigrants," JCPR Working Papers 171, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
    3. Marinus C. Deurloo & Sjoerd De Vos, 2008. "Measuring Segregation At The Micro Level: An Application Of The M Measure To Multi-Ethnic Residential Neighbourhoods In Amsterdam," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 99(3), pages 329-347, July.
    4. Lingxin Hao, 2001. "Immigrants and Wealth Stratification In The U.S," JCPR Working Papers 216, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
    5. repec:eee:socmed:v:187:y:2017:i:c:p:85-92 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Bell, Janice F. & Zimmerman, Frederick J. & Almgren, Gunnar R. & Mayer, Jonathan D. & Huebner, Colleen E., 2006. "Birth outcomes among urban African-American women: A multilevel analysis of the role of racial residential segregation," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 63(12), pages 3030-3045, December.

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