Socioeconomic segregation in European capital cities. Increasing separation between poor and rich
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Socioeconomic inequality is on the rise in major European cities, as are concerns over it, since it is seen as a threat to social cohesion and stability. Surprisingly, relatively little is known about the spatial dimensions of rising socioeconomic inequality. This paper builds on a study of socioeconomic segregation in 12 European cities: Amsterdam, Athens, Budapest, London, Madrid, Oslo, Prague, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vienna, and Vilnius. Data used derive from national censuses and registers for 2001 and 2011. The main conclusion is that socioeconomic segregation has increased. This paper develops a rigorous multifactor approach to understand segregation and links it to four underlying, partially overlapping, structural factors: social inequalities, globalization and economic restructuring, welfare regimes, and housing systems. Taking into account contextual factors resulted in a better understanding of actual segregation levels, while introducing time lags between structural factors and segregation outcomes will likely further improve the theoretical model.
Musterd , S , Marcińczak , S , Ham , M V & Tammaru , T 2017 , ' Socioeconomic segregation in European capital cities. Increasing separation between poor and rich ' , Urban Geography , vol. 38 , no. 7 , pp. 1062-1083 . https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2016.1228371
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