Racial Residential Segregation in American Cities

  title={Racial Residential Segregation in American Cities},
  author={L. Boustan},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  • L. Boustan
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • NBER Working Paper Series
  • This chapter examines the causes and consequences of black-white residential segregation in the United States. Segregation can arise through black self-segregation, collective action to exclude blacks from white neighborhoods, or individual mobility of white households. Historically, whites used racially restrictive covenants and violence to exclude blacks from white areas. More recently, white departures from integrated neighborhoods is a more important factor. Many studies find that blacks… CONTINUE READING
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