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ERIC Number: ED056155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 14
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Residential Segregation of Blacks and Racial Inequality in Southern Cities: Toward a Causal Model.
Roof, W. Clark
This study explores how residential segregation can be thought of in terms of an economic competition theory of minority-group relations. The model proposed is considered applicable to the American South, and with some modification, relevant to other settings. The objectives are: (1) to show that residential segregation indices are related to measures of educational, occupational, and income inequality; and, (2) to demonstrate how the residential segregation factor may be incorporated into an economic competition theory of minority-group relations. Data were drawn from a sample of Southern cities. The results suggest that residential segregation is important not only for its direct effects on educational inequality but upon occupational inequality as well. In terms of the competition model, the findings pertaining to residential segregation raise some questions as to whether it is the minority percentage itself or the dispersion of that minority which results in producing a perceived minority threat. (Author/JW)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colo., August 1971