Ethnic and racial segregation in U.S. metropolitan areas, 1980-2000: The dimensions of segregation revisited

Ron Johnston*, Michael Poulsen, James Forrest

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Abstract

United States metropolitan area data for three ethnic groups - African-Americans, Asians, and Hispanics - are used to explore the dimensions of residential segregation at the 1980, 1990, and 2000 censuses at the census tract scale. Although set within Massey and Denton's five-dimensional conceptual schema, the study was unable to replicate their identification of five empirical dimensions that correspond with the conceptual set. Instead, separate analyses for each ethnic group at each of the three censuses suggested two superdimensions: separation and location. These apply across all three groups and three censuses, although the degree of separation varies considerably among the three groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-504
Number of pages26
JournalUrban Affairs Review
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

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