Immigration and Metropolitan Residential Segregation (ICPSR 34460)
Principal Investigator(s): Iceland, John D., Pennsylvania State University. Sociology Department
It is commonly thought that differences in residential patterns across social and ethnic groups reflect social divisions and distance. The goal of this project was to use restricted data from the 1990 and 2000 censuses to document patterns of residential segregation among native- and foreign-born people of various racial and ethnic groups, and examine the interplay between race and nativity in producing observed patterns. In doing so, the study aimed to shed light on the aptness of the spatial assimilation model in explaining residential patterns of groups composed of many immigrants, as opposed to models that stress the overarching role of race and racial conflict in determining where people live.
These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: ethnicity, immigrants, population distribution, residential segregation
Geographic Coverage: United States
Data Collection Notes:
These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:
Dr. John D. Iceland
211 Oswald Tower
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802