The Rise and Decline of the American Ghetto

  title={The Rise and Decline of the American Ghetto},
  author={D. Cutler and Edward L. Glaeser and Jacob L. Vigdor},
  • D. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser, Jacob L. Vigdor
  • Published 1997
  • Economics, Geography
  • This paper examines segregation in American cities from 1890 to 1990. We divide the century into three time periods. From 1890 to 1940, ghettos were born as blacks migrated to urban areas and cities developed vast expanses filled with nearly exclusively black housing. From 1940 to 1970, black migration continued and ghettos expanded. Since 1970, there has been a decline in segregation as blacks have moved to suburban areas and central cities have become less segregated. Across all of these time… CONTINUE READING
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