ERIC Number: ED102216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Indexes of Racial Residential Segregation for 109 Cities in the United States, 1940 to 1970. Studies in Racial Segregation, Number 1. Discussion Paper No. 200-74.
Sorensen, Annemette; And Others
In 1965, Taeuber and Taeuber published trend data on racial residential segregation in 109 cities for the years 1940, 1950, and 1960. Their monograph, Negroes in Cities, reported a number of analyses of residential segregation and neighborhood change, utilizing segregation indexes and a variety of other measures derived from census data. In 1971, The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin embarked on the task of updating to 1970 and in other ways extending these earlier studies of racial residential segregation. Segregation indexes for 109 cities for 1970, together with the previously published indexes for the three earlier census dates, are presented in Table One of this paper. The trend data for 1940 through 1970 refer to residential segregation of whites and nonwhites. For 1970 only, segregation indexes are also presented comparing whites and Negroes. The indexes for 1970 were calculated from Public Use Summary Tapes issued by the Bureau of the Census. Certain difficulties were encountered in use of these tapes for this purpose. A methodological appendix describes the data source and retrieval procedure for calculation of city segregation indexes for 1970. To permit quick dissemination of the indexes to other researchers, this paper is issued without substantive analysis or interpretation. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.