Pulling Apart: Economic Segregation In Major Metro Areas

A new analysis of census data finds that economic segregation among municipalities is rising, but trends vary significantly across time and in different regions of the country.
October 19, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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A new analysis of census data by Todd Swanstrom, Colleen Casey, Robert Flack, and Peter Dreier finds that economic segregation among municipalities is rising, but trends vary significantly across time and in different regions of the country. These spatial inequalities can set in motion a snowball effect that harms regional competitiveness by fueling the abandonment of older parts of regions, accelerating sprawl, and making it more difficult to form the broad regional coalitions necessary to address these problems.

Thanks to Elena Sheridan

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Published on Monday, October 18, 2004 in The Brookings Institution
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