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PAM 2030, Week 12 Notes

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Segregation New Immigrant Destinations in Rural America
Population and Public Policy
Professor Sassler
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Date Created: 04/22/16
PAM 2030 Sassler Spring 2016 April 19, 2016  iclicker: Farley and Squire: residential segregation has generally decreased over the past several decades  Segregations o consequences (factors associated with segregation)  access to economic opportunities:  school, jobs, amenities (libraries, fire stations, parks)  poor health (stress, access to health care, exposure to hazards)  cultural consequences (peer effects on fertility, crime) o 20 and 21 centuries  migration contributes to spatial patterns of living arrangements in receiving cities  great migration of blacks, south to north o 1930’s and on: central city Black population proportion increased  suburbanization (1950s – 70s) drew whites out of central cities into the surrounding rings  international migration (Latin America) diversified the segregation o Two Main Views  evenness (most common)  related to degree to which a group’s percentage (%) representation in different neighborhoods departs from the group’s % representation in the city’s overall population  exposure/isolation (to/)from people not like themselves  aspect which relates to the degree to which members of a group are “isolated” because they reside in areas where their group dominates  other standard approaches  concentration  centralization  clustering  activity space segregation  time of day segregation o Data and Measurements  data: census data of neighborhoods  neighborhoods: defined by census tract data  other accounting units: blocks, block groups, distance from city center, places  Index of Dissimilarity  degree to which two groups are evenly spread among census tracts in a given city  D gives % of one group that needs to be moved in order to evenly spread  0 – 100 scale o 30 to 60% is moderate o 60% and higher is ‘high’  National Trends  segregation decreased although it’s still pretty high  Black Exceptionalism: distance from blacks is higher than distance from other groups  segregation is lower in suburbs though it is increasing  segregation differs within and between cities o racial balkanization o Explanation Theories  socioeconomic differences: SES accounts for distribution  expectation: segregation decreases as income increases o whites and blacks of similar class should live in equivalent neighborhoods  this is shown to be untrue  preferences for living among others like oneself  whites tolerate lower proportions  comfort levels vary dramatically  has more influence than income differences  active prejudice: red lining, restrictive covenants, racial steering, access to credit, radically selective annexation  public policies designed to increase home ownership o History  The Kerner Commission Report (1968): race riots o types of segregation  school segregation  poor concentration  income segregation  rich vs. poor kids April 21, 2016  iclicker: if done right, immigration has the potential to arrest economic and population decline in rural towns  New Immigrant Destinations in Rural America o Hispanics fuel US growth: comprise largest ethno-racial minority o rural areas in the South tend to be majority minority o change in minority population is happening everywhere o case study: Worthington, MN  recently became majority minority o diversity starts “bottom-up”: children  Hispanics/minority have higher fertility rates than whites do o Impacts of Uneven Immigration  upward mobility  poverty rate among Hispanics is much higher  social disorganization and white flight  aging-in-place and Hispanic population growth  generational difference in diversity  footloose or putting down roots  militarizing the border has prohibited immigrants from leaving o Immigrant Policy  should US embrace immigration?  amnesty, guest workers, invest in immigrants  should US curb immigration?  restrictive, who gets it, how does border control work, policy’s function and whom it stops, deportation, how to deal with undocumented immigrants, federal/state government cutting incentives (welfare, healthcare) o DAPA & DACA  DAPA: Obama’s 2014 executive action; parents who’ve been in US for 5 years get legal reprieve  DACA: those who arrived as children can apply for deferral from deportation  similarly: Dream Act o 11 million undocumented immigrants


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