Linking Integration and Residential Segregation

Author: Gideon Bolt,A. Sule Özüekren,Deborah Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135702152

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Policy-makers tend to view the residential segregation of minority ethnic groups in a negative light as it is seen as an obstacle to their integration. In the literature on neighbourhood effects, the residential concentration of minorities is seen as a major impediment to their social mobility and acculturation, while the literature on residential segregation emphasises the opposite causal direction, by focusing on the effect of integration on levels of (de-)segregation. This volume, however, indicates that the link between integration and segregation is much less straightforward than is often depicted in academic literature and policy discourses. Based on research in a wide variety of western countries, it can be concluded that the process of assimilation into the housing market is highly complex and differs between and within ethnic groups. The integration pathway not only depends on the characteristics of migrants themselves, but also on the reactions of the institutions and the population of the receiving society. Linking Integration and Residential Segregation exposes the link between integration and segregation as a two-way relationship involving the minority ethnic groups and the host society, highlighting the importance of historical and geographical context for social and spatial outcomes. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Wohnen im Wandel

Die Integration von MigrantInnen in den spanischen Wohnungsmarkt

Author: Sarah Meier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531942247

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Migrant Integration in Times of Economic Crisis

Policy Responses from European and North American Global Cities

Author: Patrick R. Ireland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319581007

Category: Political Science

Page: 117

View: 8740

This book examines how the severe economic downturn following the 2007-2008 financial crisis affected the structural integration and quality of life of urban migrants in Europe and North America. It compares the experiences of migrants from Poland, Romania, Serbia, Pakistan, and Ghana in five similar, secondary global cities of Hamburg (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Chicago (USA), Toronto (Ontario, Canada), and Montréal (Québec, Canada) over the period of 2000-2015. The work uses statistical analysis to gauge changes in residential segregation and structural integration (such as unemployment, poverty, and social assistance rates). It then provides qualitative analyses of individual city neighborhoods where the target migrant groups have settled, exploring each community's unique evolution and the ambivalent impact that local policy responses have had on their quality of life. With this study, researchers, instructors, students, and policymakers with an interest in migration, urban development, and global cities will be far more knowledgeable of both the potential and limits of policy efforts.

Migranten auf dem Weg zur Elite?

Zum Berufserfolg von Akademikern mit Migrationshintergrund

Author: Armand Farsi

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658015640

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 379

Galt bislang die Metapher der „katholischen Arbeitertochter vom Lande“ als gängige Chiffre für nachteilige Startbedingungen für Schule und Beruf, trifft diese Stigmatisierung heute vor allem den Nachwuchs mit Migrationshintergrund. Es gibt jedoch auch hier Personen, die nicht nur erfolgreich ein Studium absolvieren, sondern auch verantwortungsvolle Berufspositionen bekleiden. Armand Farsi untersucht auf Basis eines einzigartigen Datensets, welche spezifischen Biographie- und Sozialisationsfaktoren den Berufserfolg von Akademikern mit Migrationshintergrund erklären können. Neben der Validierung allgemeingültiger Faktoren lassen sich dabei auch bislang aber unerforschte migrantenspezifische Erfolgsdimensionen explizieren. Darauf aufbauend werden erste Implikationen für eine zielgerichtete Integrationspolitik abgeleitet.

The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies

Author: David F Clapham,William A V Clark,Kenneth Gibb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446265949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 8639

Cross-disciplinary and critical in its approach, The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies is an elucidating look at the key issues within the field. It covers the study of housing retrospectively, but also analyses the future directions of research and theory, demonstrating how it can contribute to wider debates in the social sciences. A comprehensive introductory chapter is followed by four parts offering complete coverage of the area: Markets: examines the perception of housing markets, how they function in different contexts, and the importance of housing behaviour and neighbourhoods Approaches: looks at how other disciplines - economics, geography, and sociology - have informed the direction of housing studies Context: traces the interactions between housing studies and other aspects of society, providing context to debate housing through issues of space, social, welfare and the environment. Policy: is a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive take on the major policy issues and the causes and possible solutions of housing problems such as regeneration and homelessness. Edited by leading names in the field and including international contributions, the book is a stimulating, wide-ranging read that will be an invaluable resource for academics and researchers in geography, urban studies, sociology, social policy, economics and politics.


A European Capital Embracing Integration

Author: Stephano Bertozzi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Madrid (Spain)

Page: 50

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Over the last decade, integration has attracted considerable attention from policymakers and academics. This paper highlights the importance of migrants as the primary stakeholders in the complex process of integration and stresses the need for investment in inclusion and education policies to help migrants to settle and the host society to accept newcomers. More specifically, it analyzes the data collected from face-to-face interviews conducted in November 2009 with migrants and integration practitioners in Madrid and assesses the outcome of the integration schemes put in place by the Spanish government and regional and local authorities over the last six years.--Publisher's description.

Residential Segregation Patterns of Latinos in the United States, 1990–2000

Author: Michael E Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135864519

Category: Political Science

Page: 142

View: 7221

Historically, residential segregation of Latinos has generally been seen as a result of immigration and the process of self-segregation into ethnic enclaves. The only theoretical exception to ethnic enclave Latino segregation has been the structural inequality related to Latinos that have a high degree of African ancestry. This study of the 331 metropolitan area in the United States between 1990 and 2000 shows that Latinos are facing structural inequalities outside of the degree of African ancestry. The results of the author's research suggest that Latino segregation is due to the mobility of Latinos and structural barriers in wealth creation due to limited housing equity and limited occupational mobility. In addition, Latino suburbanization appears to be a segregation force rather than an integration force. This study also shows that Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans have different experiences with residential segregation. Residential segregation of Cubans does not appear to be a problem in the U.S. Puerto Ricans continue to be the most segregated Latino sub-group and inequality is a large factor in Puerto Rican segregation. A more in-depth analysis reveals that the Puerto Rican experience is bifurcated between the older highly segregated enclaves where inequality is a large problem and new enclaves where inequality and segregation are not an issue. The Mexican residential segregation experience reflects that immigration and mobility are important factors but previous theorists have underestimated the barriers Mexicans face in obtaining generational wealth and moving from the ethnic enclave into the American mainstream.

American Apartheid

Segregation and the Making of the Underclass

Author: Douglas S. Massey,Nancy A. Denton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674018211

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 9040

This powerful and disturbing book links persistent poverty among blacks in the United States to the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregation they experience in American cities. "A major contribution to our study of both racism and poverty".--Washington Post Book World.

Ethnicity and Integration

Author: John Stillwell,Maarten van Ham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048191031

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 1978

The theme of this volume is ethnicity and the implications for integration of our increasingly ethnically diversified population. New research findings from a range of census, survey and administrative data sources are presented, and case studies are included.

In Pursuit of a Dream Deferred

Linking Housing and Education Policy

Author: John Anthony Powell,Gavin Kearney,Vina Kay

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820439433

Category: Education

Page: 285

View: 8535

Annotation Comparing segregation in housing and schooling, 12 essays consider the problem critically, with attention to its implications for American democracy. The role of the law is stressed, and key decisions (like Brown v. Board of Education and Milliken) discussed. A concluding essay sketches a strategy for linking housing and education. Contributors include lawyers, civil rights advocates, and scholars of psychology, law, sociology, education, and public policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Housing Desegregation and Federal Policy

Author: John M. Goering

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469610981

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 6488

Housing desegregation is one of America's last civil rights frontiers. Drawing on the expertise of social scientists, civil rights attorneys, and policy analysts, these original essays present the first comprehensive examination of housing integration and federal policy covering the last two decades. This collection examines the ambiguities of federal fair housing law, the shifting attitudes of white and black Americans toward housing integration, the debate over racial quotas in housing, and the efficacy of federal programs. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination in federally assisted housing, and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 banned discrimination in most of the private housing market. Housing Desegregation and Federal Policy shows that America has made only modest progress in desegregating housing, despite these federal policies. Providing a balanced assessment of federal policies and programs is complicated because of disagreement over the nature of the federal government's role in this area. Disagreements over the meaning of federal law coupled with white and black disinterest in desegregation have compounded the difficulties in promoting residential integration. The authors employ research findings as well as legal and policy analysis in examining these complex issues. They consider a broad range of issues related to housing desegregation and integration, offering new sources of evidence and ideas for future research and policymaking. Originally published in 1986. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Irish in Britain, 1815-1939

Author: Roger Swift,Sheridan Gilley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389208884

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 8693

This work is a sequel to The Irish Victorian City. As a collection of national and regional studies, it reflected the consensus view of the subject by describing both the degree of the demoralization of the Irish immigrants into Britain for the early and mid-Victorian period, when they figured so largely in the official parliamentary and social reportage of the day; and then, in spite of every obvious difficulty posed by poverty, crime, disease, and prejudice, the positive aspect of the Irish Catholic achievement in the creation of enduring religious and political communities towards the end of the nineteenth century.

Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South

Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Author: Tracy E. K'Meyer

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813139201

Category: History

Page: 438

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Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, represents a cultural and geographical intersection of North and South. Throughout its history, Louisville has simultaneously displayed northern and southern characteristics in its race relations. In their struggles against racial injustice in the mid-twentieth century, activists in Louisville crossed racial, economic, and political dividing lines to form a wide array of alliances not seen in other cities of its size. In Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945--1980, noted historian Tracy E. K'Meyer provides the first comprehensive look at the distinctive elements of Louisville's civil rights movement. K'Meyer frames her groundbreaking analysis by defining a border as a space where historical patterns and social concerns overlap. From this vantage point, she argues that broad coalitions of Louisvillians waged long-term, interconnected battles during the city's civil rights movement. K'Meyer shows that Louisville's border city dynamics influenced both its racial tensions and its citizens' approaches to change. Unlike African Americans in southern cities, Louisville's black citizens did not face entrenched restrictions against voting and other forms of civic engagement. Louisville schools were integrated relatively peacefully in 1956, long before their counterparts in the Deep South. However, the city bore the marks of Jim Crow segregation in public accommodations until the 1960s. Louisville joined other southern cities that were feeling the heat of racial tensions, primarily during open housing and busing conflicts (more commonly seen in the North) in the late 1960s and 1970s. In response to Louisville's unique blend of racial problems, activists employed northern models of voter mobilization and lobbying, as well as methods of civil disobedience usually seen in the South. They crossed traditional barriers between the movements for racial and economic justice to unite in common action. Borrowing tactics from their neighbors to the north and south, Louisville citizens merged their concerns and consolidated their efforts to increase justice and fairness in their border city. By examining this unique convergence of activist methods, Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South provides a better understanding of the circumstances that unified the movement across regional boundaries.

Neighborhood and Community Environments

Author: Irwin Altman,Abraham Wandersman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489919627

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

View: 2811

This ninth volume in the series deals with a fascinating and complex topic in the environment and behavior field. Neighborhoods and com munities are in various stages of formation and transition in almost every society, nation, and culture. A variety of political, economic, and social factors have resulted in the formation of new communities and the transformation of older communities. Thus we see nomadic people set tling into stable communities, new towns sprouting up around the world, continuing suburban sprawl, simultaneous deterioration, re newal and gentrification of urban areas, demographic changes in com munities, and so on. As in previous volumes, the range of content, theory, and methods represented in the various chapters is intended to be broadly based, with perspectives rooted in several disciplines-anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, urban studies. Although many other disciplines also play an important role in the study and understanding of neigh borhoods and community environments, we hope that the contributions to this volume will at least present readers with a broad sampling-if not a comprehensive treatment-of the topic.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 9401

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

The Closing Door

Conservative Policy and Black Opportunity

Author: Gary Orfield,Carole Ashkinaze

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226632735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 1291

The Closing Door is the first major critique of the effect of conservative policies on urban race and poverty in the 1980s. Atlanta, with its booming economy, strong elected black leadership, and many highly educated blacks, seemed to be the perfect site for those policies and market solutions to prove themselves. Unfortunately, not only did expected economic opportunity fail to materialize but many of the hard-won gains of the civil rights movement were lost. Orfield and Ashkinaze painstakingly analyze the evidence from Atlanta to show why black opportunity deteriorated over the 1980s and outline possible remedies for the damage inflicted by the Reagan and Bush administrations. "The Closing Door is a crucial breath of fresh air . . . an important and timely text which will help to alter the 'underclass' debate in favor of reconsidering race-specific policies. Orfield and Ashkinaze construct a convincing argument with which those who favor 'race-neutrality' will have to contend. In readable prose they make a compelling case that economic growth is not enough."—Preston H. Smith II, Transition


Author: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

Publisher: N.A


Category: Africa Americans

Page: N.A

View: 3771