ERIC Number: ED111586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-28
Models of Metropolitan Socioeconomic Differentiation: A Comparison Among Black, Latino, and Anglo Patterns in 1970. Draft.
Dowdall, George W.
Utilizing data for blacks, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and other Spanish heritage Americans, a model of urban differentiation was evaluated. Building on recent research of black-white patterns, the model related some structural characteristics of metropolitan areas (manufacturing employment, the presence of two important minorities, recent increases in the size of a minority, population size, and region) to educational, occupational, and income differentiation. The overall results suggested the model's utility. Differentiation in 1970, measured by the index of dissimilarity between two percentage distributions, was highest between Puerto Ricans and Anglos in the Middle Atlantic states and between blacks and Anglos in the South. Four separate analyses indicated the importance of occupational differentiation and particularly educational differentiation in influencing income differentiation. The regional analyses showed manufacturing employment to be particularly important in lowering black-Anglo differentiation; percent black in lowering Puerto Rican differentiation (in contrast to expectations about the impact of interminority competition); percent Spanish heritage minority in raising Latino-Anglo differentiation in the Southwest (an index of Anglo gains from Latino subordination); and area population size in lowering Latino-Anglo differentiation elsewhere. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anglo Americans, Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Income, Latin American Culture, Metropolitan Areas, Minority Groups, Models, Occupations, Puerto Ricans, Racial Differences, Social Stratification, Socioeconomic Influences, Spanish Culture
George Dowdall, Department of Sociology, State University College at Buffalo, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, New York 14222 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association (San Antonio, Texas, March 28, 1975)