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Measures of social segregation in the context of Warsaw, Berlin and Paris metropolitan areas

Anna Grzegorczyk
  • Departament of World Regional Geography, Institute of Regional and Global Studies, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
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Published Online: 2015-10-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mgrsd-2015-0012

Abstract

Social segregation is a subject common in contemporary studies of metropolitan areas. Until recently, studies of segregation focused on the distribution of ethnic groups, immigrants, and the poor. Today, they also cover additional indicators such as demographic properties, education, and affiliation with social and professional categories, which can also serve to determine the causes of the segregation (including the self-segregation of the rich). This article aims to point out the measures of segregation that present the segregation levels in the most complete manner, along with their application in the context of three European metropolitan areas: Warsaw, Berlin, and Paris. The first part of the article is a review of the existing approaches to segregation measures, followed by the selection of research method, presentation of the analysis’ results, and evaluation of the applied methods; presenting the opportunities and limitations in research of the social segregation phenomenon.

Keywords: Segregation measures; social segregation; Warsaw; Berlin; Paris

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About the article

Received: 2014-12-16

Accepted: 2015-06-26

Published Online: 2015-10-26

Published in Print: 2015-09-01


Citation Information: Miscellanea Geographica, ISSN (Online) 2084-6118, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mgrsd-2015-0012.

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