The ethnic dimensions of suburbanisation in Estonia
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Large-scale suburbanisation is a relatively recent phenomenon in East Central Europe and is responsible for major socio-spatial changes in metropolitan areas. Little is known about the ethnic dimensions of suburbanisation, despite the existence of often sizeable Russian minority populations in some member-states of the former Soviet Union. We use individual-level Estonian census data from the year 2000 in order to investigate the ethnic dimensions of suburbanisation. The results show that ethnic minorities have a considerably lower probability of suburbanising compared to the majority population, and minorities are less likely to move to rural municipalities-the main sites of suburban change-in the suburban ring of cities.
Tammaru , T , van Ham , M , Leetmaa , K , Kährik , A & Kamenik , K 2013 , ' The ethnic dimensions of suburbanisation in Estonia ' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies , vol 39 , no. 5 , pp. 845-862 . DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2013.756697
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Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on 17/01/2013, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1369183X.2013.756697