ERIC Number: ED204449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Discrimination, Time-Lag and Assessment Inequity in Black Neighborhoods.
Lim, Gill C.
This paper examines the effect of racial discrimination on assessments of urban properties. A method is developed to isolate the effect of racial variables on assessment sales ratios from that of time-lag between assessments and market transactions. An empirical analysis is conducted usinq data from Chicago. The results of this analysis indicate that: (1) the time-lag variable is not an important source of over-assessments of properties in black neighborhoods; (2) racial factors have significant effects on relatively higher assessments in black areas; and (3) assessments are regressive with respect to property price and progressive with respect to property size. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Los Angeles, CA, April 19-22, 1981).