Residential Segregation and Minority Home Ownership

TitleResidential Segregation and Minority Home Ownership
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsFlippen, C
JournalSocial Science Research
Call Numberpubs_2001_Flippen_CSocSciRes.pdf
KeywordsDemographics, Housing, Women and Minorities

This paper analyzes the impact of residential segregation on the home ownership of Black, White, and Hispanic preretirement adults. By combining individual and household level data from the Health and Retirement Study with metropolitan level characteristics from the 1990 census, I am able to identify the unique effect of metropolitan residential segregation on minority home ownership and by considering the disparate impact of five dimensions of segregation on home ownership I illustrate the mechanisms through which this effect operates. Results clearly demonstrate the negative effect of segregation on minority home ownership, with key differences between Blacks and Hispanics and across dimensions of segregation that highlight the contextual nature of housing stratification and the importance of urban population dynamics to racial and ethnic housing inequality.

Endnote Keywords

Whites/Hispanic Americans/Residential Segregation/Home Ownership/Social Stratification/Racism/Minority Groups/Black Americans

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Citation Key6734