ERIC Number: ED199309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Breaking Down Barriers: New Evidence on the Impact of Metropolitan School Desegregation on Housing Patterns. Final Report.
A research project was conducted based on the hypothesis that metropolitan school desegregation, by removing white enclaves in the schools, has an effect on the way housing choices are made and results in lower levels of housing segregation. By comparing seven pairs of cities that are otherwise similar (in terms of size, region, minority percentage, and ethnic mix), it was consistently found that the city with metropolitan school desegregation experienced more housing integration than its counterpart, the city without metropolitan desegregation. The cities examined varied in regard to their size, their ethnic minorities, and the region of the country in which they are located. They include Bridgeport, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts; Richmond, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina; Augusta, Georgia and Greenville, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia and Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida; Saginaw, Michigan and Racine, Wisconsin; Tulsa, Oklahoma and Wichita, Kansas; and San Bernardino and Riverside, California. The research also documented differences in the ways schools are used by housing sellers, depending on the factor of metropolitan school desegregation, with advertisements for housing in communities with segregated schools consistently using school names. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Advertising, Comparative Analysis, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Housing, Housing Discrimination, Inner City, Metropolitan Areas, Neighborhood Integration, Racial Composition, Racial Segregation, Real Estate, Residential Patterns, School Desegregation, School Segregation, Urban to Suburban Migration
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. Center for National Policy Review.
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