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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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Micro-geography of segregation: evidence from historical US census data

Micro-geography of segregation: evidence from historical US census data

Five (p.91) Micro-geography of segregation: evidence from historical US census data
Social-spatial segregation

Antonio Páez

Fernando A. López Hernández

Manuel Ruiz

John Logan

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The subject matter of this chapter is the micro-geography of segregation. Investigation of segregation at this scale is possible due to the availability of geo-coded individual level data from the 1880 US Census. Spatial analysis Is conducted for three cities, Albany, Buffalo, and Cincinnati. More specifically, the level of clustering and exposure among Yankees, Irish, and Germans is investigated. The results of the analysis provide significant evidence that patterns of clustering and exposure at the micro-geographical scale were common in these three cities. This suggests that the processes that generated patterns of segregation in these historical cities may have operated at the micro-scale.

Keywords:   clustering, exposure, Q statistic, historical, census, microdata

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