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The Spatial Pattern of Black-White Segregation in US Metropolitan Areas: An Exploratory Analysis

Casey Dawkins
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Casey Dawkins: Casey Dawkins is in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-Urban Affairs and Planning, 301 Architecture Annex (0113), Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA, dawkins@vt.edu

Urban Studies, 2006, vol. 43, issue 11, 1943-1969

Abstract: This paper extends the discussion of the spatial Gini index proposed by Dawkins. Two spatial Gini indices, a nearest neighbour index and a monocentric index, are calculated for a sample of 237 US metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). For this sample of MSAs, an exploratory analysis is conducted to determine the relationship between the two spatial Gini indices and other traditional measures of residential segregation. Spatial segregation patterns across US census regions and selected US metropolitan areas are also examined. The analysis suggests that the Gini index provides a useful basis for a multidimensional investigation of residential segregation.

Date: 2006
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