ERIC Number: ED117208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Cost of Housing in Black Neighborhoods.
Wilson, Franklin D.
This document reports the findings of a national study of black-white differentials in housing consumption. The main issue is said to be whether blacks pay higher prices and/or consume different residential packages than whites as a result of racial discrimination and segregation. Results indicate that blacks purchase different residential packages and pay different prices for the attributes contained in their respective packages. These differences are considered to result from whites' higher income levels, different housing preferences, and willingness to pay a premium for housing in white neighborhoods. Results of comparisons of blacks living in all black neighborhoods with blacks living in mixed neighborhood indicate that the former purchase smaller quantitities of residential services, but pay higher prices. These differences are seen to result from variations in the elasticity of the supply of housing for black occupancy and from variations in the residential packages consumed. Since this analysis focuses on the outcome of the residential market transaction process, how the results obtained can be translated into policy programs is said to be unclear. (Author/AM)
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.
Note: Discussion Papers