ERIC Number: ED170386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Racial Discrimination in the Boston Housing Market. Discussion Paper D76-6.
This paper analyzes three theories of racial discrimination by arguing that a dual housing market, a strong white taste for segregation, and pure racial price discrimination are all operative in the Boston urbanized area. Research dealing with discrimination and price differentials in housing for blacks is reviewed. It is pointed out that there are substantial neighborhood mark-ups that blacks must pay in ghetto and transition areas if they are to increase their housing consumption and that there is a willingness on the part of whites to pay more for otherwise identical housing that is located further from black residence areas. Evidence is also provided to show that blacks nearly always pay more than whites for the same bundle of housing attributes at the same location. Tables showing statistical data are included. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Followup Studies, Housing Discrimination, Housing Opportunities, Neighborhood Integration, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Racial Factors, Urban Areas, Whites
CRP Publications, Department of City and Regional Planning, Harvard University, Gund Hall 311, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Dept. of City and Regional Planning.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)