How the Racial Composition of Cities Changes

Long, Larry H.
August 1975
Land Economics;Aug75, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p258
Academic Journal
This paper uses available data on components of population change (natural increase and net migration) to answer the above questions. The results provide insight into past and likely future sources of racial change in cities and suburbs. Migration is, of course, much more important than black-white differences in natural increase in changing the racial composition of cities. The more fundamental question is whether white outmigration has been more important than black immigration in increasing the percent black in cities in the last two decades.


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