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Neighborhood Disadvantage among Racial and Ethnic Groups: Residential Location in 1970 and 1980

Citation

Adelman, Robert M.; Tsao, Hui-shien; Tolnay, Stewart E.; & Crowder, Kyle D. (2001). Neighborhood Disadvantage among Racial and Ethnic Groups: Residential Location in 1970 and 1980. Sociological Quarterly, 42(4), 603-32.

Abstract

We compare the neighborhood characteristics of native- and foreign-born blacks, whites, Hispanics, and Asians in 1970 and 1980. We broaden the locational attainment literature by emphasizing three contrasts: between black and nonblack groups, between native black and nonblack immigrant groups, and among black groups. Consistent with previous evidence, we find a clear spatial disadvantage for black groups relative to nonblack groups, and for native blacks compared to nonblack immigrant groups, in both years. However, our study reveals a slight advantage for foreign nonHispanic blacks (e.g., Afro-Caribbean immigrants) among the black groups throughout the time period. Our results break new ground by extending the analysis of racial and ethnic variation in residential attainment back to 1970, providing an earlier benchmark against which current patterns of residential attainment can be compared.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1533-8525.2001.tb01782.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Sociological Quarterly

Author(s)

Adelman, Robert M.
Tsao, Hui-shien
Tolnay, Stewart E.
Crowder, Kyle D.

Year Published

2001

Volume Number

42

Issue Number

4

Pages

603-32

Reference ID

4402