The Puerto Rican effect on Hispanic residential segregation: A study of the Hartford and Springfield metro areas in national perspective

  title={The Puerto Rican effect on Hispanic residential segregation: A study of the Hartford and Springfield metro areas in national perspective},
  author={Michael Paul Sacks},
  journal={Latino Studies},
  • M. Sacks
  • Published 21 April 2011
  • Geography
  • Latino Studies
Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts have both a large Puerto Rican population and an extremely high proportion of Puerto Rican among the Hispanics, making these metro areas valuable for study of the distinctive impact of Puerto Rican presence. Between 1990 and 2000, non-Hispanic Whites in these metropolitan areas were moving away from towns and cities where Hispanics were concentrated and growing. Such population separation may in part be attributable to the relatively high… 
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