Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Report: Growth in the Residential Segregation of Families by Income, 1970-2009

Middle-Class Areas Shrink as Income Gap Grows, New Report Finds. (The New York Times, 11/16/2011)

Excerpt: The portion of American families living in middle-income neighborhoods has declined significantly since 1970, according to a new study, as rising income inequality left a growing share of families in neighborhoods that are mostly low-income or mostly affluent.

The study, conducted by Stanford University and scheduled for release on Wednesday by the Russell Sage Foundation and Brown University, uses census data to examine family income at the neighborhood level in the country’s 117 biggest metropolitan areas

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