Title: Spatial segregation of migrants in EU cities
Publisher: OECD
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC108714
ISBN: 9789264301375
URI: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/urban-rural-and-regional-development/divided-cities_9789264300385-en
DOI: 10.1787/9789264300385-en
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The main subject of this chapter is a broad comparison of residential distribution and segregation, covering around 45,000 local administrative units in eight EU member states (France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, and UK). The analysis is based on a map of immigrant population (country of birth or nationality) with an unprecedented spatial resolution (i.e. cells) of 100 by 100 m. This is a significant contribution to an academic literature on segregation which so far has relied mainly on case studies or limited comparisons, with a few exceptions. The chapter starts with introductory considerations about the importance of adopting a local perspective on the integration of migrants and about the relation between spatial segregation and theoretical models of assimilation and multiculturalism. The second part presents the results of the empirical analyses on the concentration, diversity and segregation indexes across cities of destination and countries of origin. The chapter concludes with an estimate of possible drivers for the observed segregation indexes.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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