Minority ethnic groups in the Dutch housing market : spatial segregation, relocation dynamics and housing policy
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Ethnic segregation is consolidated by differences between ethnic groups with regard to their moving decision. Using unique registration data on population flows between neighbourhoods, the paper shows that native Dutch living in neighbourhoods where ethnic minorities are overrepresented are more likely to move than minority ethnic residents. Moreover, they move much more often to 'White' neighbourhoods. Urban policies in the Netherlands focus on countering this tendency to segregation, but are based on simplified assumptions with regard to the causes of residential segregation. Relatedly, the optimism about the positive effects of social mix is hardly substantiated by empirical research.
Bolt , G , Van Kempen , R & Van Ham , M 2008 , ' Minority ethnic groups in the Dutch housing market : spatial segregation, relocation dynamics and housing policy ' Urban Studies , vol 45 , no. 7 , pp. 1359-1384 . DOI: 10.1177/0042098008090678
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