Black/White Segregation in the Eighth District: A Look at the Dynamics

Badel, Alejandro; Martinek, Christopher J.
July 2011
Regional Economist;Jul2011, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses a study on the status of the black and white segregation in the Eighth District. The study uses the Index of Dissimilarity (IOD) which is a measure of segregation commonly used by sociologists and economists. The data shows that IOD in the metropolitan statistical areas in the 1970s were very high but declined by as much as 20% points in Louisville and 15% points in Little Rock. The cause of the changes in the cities include resegregation, depopulation and suburbanization.


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