Residential Segregation

It’s especially important to monitor residential segregation because recent evidence indicates that income segregation is strengthening. Although past studies differ on the details of the increase, they mainly agree that metropolitan area income segregation grew from 1970 to 2000 and that such growth was most prominent in the 1980s and among black families or households. The Residential Segregation Research Group will be charged with developing a monitoring system that allows us to better understand these and related trends in residential segregation. It will be led by Robert D. Mare (Director, California Center for Population Research, UCLA).