Measuring Residential Segregation With the ACS: How the Margin of Error Affects the Dissimilarity Index

  title={Measuring Residential Segregation With the ACS: How the Margin of Error Affects the Dissimilarity Index},
  author={Jeffrey S. Napierala and Nancy A. Denton},
The American Community Survey (ACS) provides valuable, timely population estimates but with increased levels of sampling error. Although the margin of error is included with aggregate estimates, it has not been incorporated into segregation indexes. With the increasing levels of diversity in small and large places throughout the United States comes a need to track accurately and study changes in racial and ethnic segregation between censuses. The 2005–2009 ACS is used to calculate three… CONTINUE READING
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