Spatial Analysis of Historical Redlining : A Methodological Explanation

  title={Spatial Analysis of Historical Redlining : A Methodological Explanation},
  author={Amy E. Hillier},
Despite widespread belief that redlining contributed to disinvestment in cities, there has been little empirical analysis of historical lending patterns. The lack of appropriate data and clear definitions of redlining has contributed to this void. This article reviews definitions and methods that have emerged from research on lending in recent years and considers how they can be applied to research on historical redlining. Addresslevel mortgage data from Philadelphia from the 1940s are analyzed… CONTINUE READING


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