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Gated communities entrench social segregation in suburban communities which are already racially similar.

Le Goix, Renaud and Vesselinov, Elena (2016) Gated communities entrench social segregation in suburban communities which are already racially similar. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Jan 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Do gated communities contribute to increased segregation in urban areas? While the answer almost seems self-evident, there is very little empirical data available to actually measure their effect in metropolitan areas. In new research Renaud Le Goix and Elena Vesselinov investigate the relationship between urban segregation patterns and the location of gated communities in US southwestern metropolitan areas. Through an analysis of the “social distance” between neighborhoods, they find that gated communities contribute to social – but not racial – segregation, but that this effect fell between 2000 and 2010.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 12:42
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68729

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