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New Methods for Measuring and Analyzing Segregation

Author: Fossett.; Mark Fossett; Bakker.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] Springer International Publishing, 2017.
Series: Springer series on demographic methods and population analysis, 42.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st ed
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book introduces new methods for measuring and analyzing residential segregation. It begins by placing all popular segregation indices in the "difference of group means" framework wherein index scores can be obtained as simple differences of group means on individual-level residential attainments scored from area racial composition. Drawing on the insight  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fossett.; Mark Fossett; Bakker.
ISBN: 9783319413020 3319413023 9783319413044 331941304X
OCLC Number: 1021280094
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Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction and Goals --
2. Alternative Formulas for Selected Indices --
3. Overview of the "Difference of Means" Framework --
4. Index-Specific Implementations of Difference of Means Formulations --
5. Index Differences in Registering Area Group Proportions --
6. Empirical Relationships among Indices --
7. Distinctions between Displacement and Separation --
8. Further Comments on Differences between Displacement and Separation --
9. Unifying Micro-Level and Macro-Level Analysis of Segregation --
10. New Options for Investigating Macro-Level Variation in Segregation --
11. Aspatial and Spatial Applications of Indices of Uneven Distribution --
12. Relevance of Individual-Level Residential Outcomes for Describing Segregation --
13. Relevance of Individual-Level Residential Outcomes for Segregation Theory --
14. The Problem of Index Bias and Prevailing Practices for Dealing with It.- 15. New Options for Understanding and Dealing with Index Bias.- 16. Comparing Behavior of Unbiased and Standard Versions of Popular Indices --
17. Final Comments --
Appendix Chapters (A-F).
Series Title: Springer series on demographic methods and population analysis, 42.
Responsibility: Fossett.

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Drawing on the insight that in this framework index scores are additively determined by individual residential attainments, the book shows that the level of segregation in a given city can be equated  Read more...

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