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New Methods for Measuring and Analyzing Segregation

Authors: Fossett, Mark

  • This open access book introduces new perspectives for interpreting and evaluating segregation indices
  • Clarifies the connections between segregation and group differences in residential outcomes   Gives researchers the new option of estimating segregation index scores using models of individual residential attainments    
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This book introduces new methods for measuring and analyzing residential segregation.  It begins by placing all popular segregation indices in the “difference of group means” framework wherein index scores can be obtained as simple differences of group means on individual-level residential attainments scored from area racial composition.  Drawing on the insight that in this framework index scores are additively determined by individual residential attainments, the book shows that the level of segregation in a given city can be equated to the effect of group membership (e.g., race) on individual residential attainments.  This unifies separate research traditions in the field by joining the analysis of segregation at the aggregate level with the analysis of residential attainments for individuals.  Next it shows how segregation analysis can be extended by using multivariate attainment models to assess the impact of group membership (i.e., the level of segregation for a city) while including controls for other relevant individual characteristics (e.g., income, education, language, nativity, etc.).  It then illustrates how one can use these models to quantitatively assess the extent to which segregation traces to impacts of group membership on residential attainments versus other factors such as group differences in income.  The book then shows how micro-level attainment models can be used to study macro-level variation in segregation; specifically, by estimating multi-level models of individual residential attainments to assess how the effect of group membership (i.e., segregation index scores) vary with city characteristics.  Finally, the book introduces refined versions of popular indices that are free of the vexing problem of upward bias.  This improves the quality of segregation measurement directly at the level of individual cases and expanding the number of cases that can be safely included in empirical studies.  

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction and Goals

    Fossett, Mark

    Pages 1-10

  • Alternative Formulas for Selected Indices

    Fossett, Mark

    Pages 11-17

  • Overview of the “Difference of Means” Framework

    Fossett, Mark

    Pages 19-26

  • Difference of Means Formulations for Selected Indices

    Fossett, Mark

    Pages 27-44

  • Index Differences in Registering Area Group Proportions

    Fossett, Mark

    Pages 45-56

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41304-4
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Methods for Measuring and Analyzing Segregation
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
42
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41304-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41304-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41302-0
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations
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