Distinguishing the geographic levels and social dimensions of U.S. metropolitan segregation, 1960–2000

  title={Distinguishing the geographic levels and social dimensions of U.S. metropolitan segregation, 1960–2000},
  author={Claude S. Fischer and Gretchen Stockmayer and Jon Stiles and Michael Hout},
In this article, we assess trends in residential segregation in the United States from 1960 to 2000 along several dimensions of race and ethnicity, class, and life cycle and present a method for attributing segregation to nested geographic levels. We measured segregation for metropolitan America using the Theil index, which is additively decomposed into contributions of regional, metropolitan, center city—suburban, place, and tract segregation. This procedure distinguishes whether groups live… 

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