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The Centralization Index as a Measure of Local Spatial Segregation


Abstract Decades ago in the U.S., clear lines delineated which neighborhoods were acceptable for certain people and which were not. Techniques such as steering and biased mortgage practices continue to perpetuate a segregated outcome for many residents. In contrast, ethnic enclaves and age restricted communities are viewed as voluntary segregation based on cultural and social amenities. This diversity surrounding the causes of segregation are not just region-wide characteristics, but can vary within a region. Local segregation analysis aims to uncover this local variation, and hence open the door to policy solutions not visible at the global scale. The centralization index, originally introduced as a global measure of segregation focused on spatial ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Folch, David Charles (Author) / Rey, Sergio J (Advisor) / Anselin, Luc (Committee member) / Murray, Alan T (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Geographic information science and geodesy / centralization / segregation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 149 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. Geography 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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