TITLE

EFFECTS OF SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS ON THE RESIDENTIAL SEGREGATION OF BLACKS AND SPANISH AMERICANS IN U.S. URBANIZED AREAS

AUTHOR(S)
Massey, Douglas S.
PUB. DATE
December 1979
SOURCE
American Sociological Review;Dec79, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p1015
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a study which examines the effects of socioeconomic factors on the residential segregation of blacks and Spanish Americans in the urban areas of the U.S. Also, this study compares patterns of black and Hispanic segregation with respect to the effects of socioeconomic variables. Following the tenets of human ecology, and in light of previous findings regarding ethnic segregation, the study hypothesizes an inverse relationship between socioeconomic class and degree of Hispanic segregation from whites. This study found that the high degree of segregation between blacks and whites cannot be accounted for by socioeconomic factors alone, but patterns of Spanish-white segregation are very much related to social class. It was found that socioeconomic status increases, within-class segregation between Spanish Americans and whites falls off steeply. It was concluded that it is absolute, and not relative, socioeconomic status that is important in determining levels of ethnic segregation.
ACCESSION #
14747612

 

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