The Persistence of Segregation in the 21st Century

I have a new article that addresses whether, in the fifty years since the Kerner Commission and the Fair Housing Act, the US has made progress in reducing racial segregation.  As a point of departure, I critique a recent report that claimed to document the “end of the segregated century.”  I argue that while black-white segregation … Continue reading The Persistence of Segregation in the 21st Century

Economic Segregation in US Metropolitan Areas

Christopher Wheeler and I prepared a report on Economic Segregation for the 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University.   Abstract Household income inequality is increasing in the US, both nationally and within metropolitan areas (Owens 2016; Piketty and Saez 2003). Depending on how the housing stock is distributed and how households sort into neighborhoods, metropolitan income … Continue reading Economic Segregation in US Metropolitan Areas

Interesting reflection on Concentrated Poverty by Maya Dukmasova

This powerful and thoughtful post by Maya Dukmasova is an important corrective to much of the discussion of concentrated poverty:https://www.slate.com/articles/business/metropolis/2015/07/_concentrated_poverty_the_term_has_noble_intentions_but_it_s_damaging_our.single.html 

Architecture of Segregation

I have a new Century Foundation report:  The Architecture of Segregation: Civil Unrest, the Concentration of Poverty, and Public Policy.  Since 2000, the number of persons living in high-poverty neighborhoods has climbed 91 percent.  Detroit is one of the hardest hit metropolitan areas.  (A PDF version that is easier to print can be found here).  Here … Continue reading Architecture of Segregation

Concentration of Poverty Rises Since 2000

After a dramatic increase in the concentration of poverty between 1970 and 1990, there were substantial declines in the 1990s related to a booming economy and changes in housing policy that favored decentralized forms of housing subsidies. Unfortunately, the concentration of poverty has surged once again since 2000. A new report issued jointly by the … Continue reading Concentration of Poverty Rises Since 2000