Residential segregation in five European countries (ResSegr)

A comparative study using individualized scalable neighbourhoods

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About the project

Residential segregation, or the physical separation of groups into different neighbourhoods, may have negative effects, such as decreased chances on the labour market among minority groups.

There is however no accepted standard for segregation measurement, mostly as the geographical areas concerned differ much in size and distribution. We propose an innovative measure of segregation, where neighbourhoods are defined from around individuals instead of being based on administrative borders.

Our new measures of socio-economic and ethnic segregation will be comparable across cities and countries, and may be used by academics and practitioners in order to combat segregation and its negative effects.

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  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Interface Demography
  • Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute
  • University of Oslo, Department of Sociology and Human Geography
  • Statistics Denmark

Project period

2014 - 2017 (36 months)

Funding Scheme

Budget: 1.645.990 EUR
Total Grant: 1.555.711 EUR

Published Sep. 13, 2016 11:02 AM - Last modified Oct. 19, 2016 3:50 PM