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Social-spatial segregationConcepts, processes and outcomes$
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Christopher D. Lloyd, Ian G. Shuttleworth, and David W. Wong

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447301356

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447301356.001.0001

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Segregation, choice-based letting and social housing:

Segregation, choice-based letting and social housing:

how housing policy can affect the segregation process

Chapter:
Eleven (p.247) Segregation, choice-based letting and social housing
Source:
Social-spatial segregation
Author(s):

Maarten van Ham

David Manley

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447301356.003.0011

The chapter argues that segregation analysis should focus on flows into neighbourhoods rather than on static indices. It uses unique administrative data to evaluate change through time. It shows that minority ethnic households are more likely to end up in deprived ethnic minority areas whether or not choice is exercised through choice-based letting. There is evidence of sorting between places that will lead, everything else being equal, to increased levels of segregation.

Keywords:   social housing, choice-based letting, residential sorting

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