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Is local government fragmentation good or bad for cities? These indices will help inform the debate.

Hendrick, Rebecca and Shi, Yu (2015) Is local government fragmentation good or bad for cities? These indices will help inform the debate. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (07 Sep 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Metropolitan areas in the US often contain many local governments, which can work collaboratively or against each other’s interests. Rebecca Hendrick and Yu Shi create a number of indices to measure this local government fragmentation in metropolitan areas. These include indices of how population is sorted on educational racial, income and poverty lines, local government fiscal responsibility, and the impact of sales tax revenues on local government finances. They find that the population index of fragmentation is correlated with population sorting and segregation along social and demographic lines.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2019 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75808

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