Minority Proximity to Whites in Suburbs: An Individual-Level Analysis of Segregation

  title={Minority Proximity to Whites in Suburbs: An Individual-Level Analysis of Segregation},
  author={Richard Alba and John R. Logan},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1388 - 1427}
  • R. Alba, J. Logan
  • Published 1 May 1993
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
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