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Racial and Ethnic Group Spatial Assimilation in Inner and Outer Suburban Rings

Version 1 : Received: 21 September 2018 / Approved: 26 September 2018 / Online: 26 September 2018 (08:26:39 CEST)

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Argeros, G. Racial and Ethnic Group Spatial Assimilation in Inner and Outer Suburban Rings. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 229. Argeros, G. Racial and Ethnic Group Spatial Assimilation in Inner and Outer Suburban Rings. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 229.

Journal reference: Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 229
DOI: 10.3390/socsci7110229

Abstract

The present study examines inner and outer suburban ring attainment outcomes among racial and ethnic groups residing in the nation’s metropolitan areas. The main objective is to evaluate the extent to which the relationship between racial and ethnic group’s socioeconomic status characteristics and residence between inner and outer suburban rings conforms to the tenets of the spatial assimilation model. Using micro-level data from the 5-year 2012-2016 American Community Survey, the author calculates multinomial logistic regression models to determine the effects of SES and other relevant predictors on residence within the nation’s metropolitan area’s suburban inner and outer rings. The results both confirm and contradict the main tenets of the spatial assimilation model. To the extent that income, education, and homeownership are positively related to residence in both suburban rings, the findings also suggest that access to inner and outer rings is hierarchically stratified by race and ethnicity.

Subject Areas

suburbs; locational attainment; spatial assimilation; race and ethnicity

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