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The Geography of Economic Segregation

Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6, Canada
Faculty of Economics, Jönköping International Business School, Box 1026, 551 11 Jönköping, Sweden
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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(8), 123;
Received: 23 March 2018 / Revised: 10 July 2018 / Accepted: 17 July 2018 / Published: 27 July 2018
This study examines the key factors that are associated with the geography of economic segregation across US metros. It connects the sociological literature on the extent and variation of economic segregation to the urban economics literature on the factors associated with urban and regional performance. It advances the hypothesis that economic segregation will be greater in larger, denser, more knowledge-based regions as well as in light of racial factors and income inequality. It utilizes measures of Income, Educational, and Occupational Segregation along with a combined measure of Overall Economic Segregation. Our findings are in line with the hypothesis and indicate that economic segregation is associated with larger, denser, more highly educated metros. Economic segregation is also to a certain extent related with race and ethnicity, commuting style, and income inequality. View Full-Text
Keywords: economic segregation; regional performance; population; size; density; knowledge economies; inequality; race; ethnicity economic segregation; regional performance; population; size; density; knowledge economies; inequality; race; ethnicity
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Florida, R.; Mellander, C. The Geography of Economic Segregation. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 123.

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Florida R, Mellander C. The Geography of Economic Segregation. Social Sciences. 2018; 7(8):123.

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Florida, Richard; Mellander, Charlotta. 2018. "The Geography of Economic Segregation" Soc. Sci. 7, no. 8: 123.

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