Race and neighborhoods in the 21st century: What does segregation mean today?

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Abstract

Noting the decline in segregation between blacks and whites over the past several decades, some recent work argues that racial segregation is no longer a concern in the 21st century. In response, this paper revisits some of the concerns that John Quigley raised about racial segregation and neighborhoods to assess their relevance today. We note that while segregation levels between blacks and whites have certainly declined, they remain quite high; Hispanic and Asian segregation have meanwhile remained unchanged. Further, our analysis shows that the neighborhood environments of minorities continue to be highly unequal to those enjoyed by whites. Blacks and Hispanics continue to live among more disadvantaged neighbors, to have access to lower performing schools, and to be exposed to more violent crime. Further, these differences are amplified in more segregated metropolitan areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-151
Number of pages14
JournalRegional Science and Urban Economics
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Neighborhoods
  • Racial segregation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Urban Studies

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