Toward a New Macro-Segregation? Decomposing Segregation within and between Metropolitan Cities and Suburbs

  title={Toward a New Macro-Segregation? Decomposing Segregation within and between Metropolitan Cities and Suburbs},
  author={Daniel T. Lichter and Domenico Parisi and Michael C. Taquino},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={843 - 873}
This article documents a new macro-segregation, where the locus of racial differentiation resides increasingly in socio-spatial processes at the community or place level. The goal is to broaden the spatial lens for studying segregation, using decennial Census data on 222 metropolitan areas. Unlike previous neighborhood studies of racial change, we decompose metropolitan segregation into its within- and between-place components from 1990 to 2010. This is accomplished with the Theil index (H… Expand

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