(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

Residential segregation of foreigners in German cities

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Residential segregation of foreigner immigrants and Germans in Düsseldorf has not increased significantly from 1970 to 1981, but in Duisburg, the past decade has seen a sharp rise in foreigner segregation. The difference between the two sample cities is attributed to their population composition, in turn, a function of their economic base. Spatial separation is evident only for apartment buildings, with all neighborhoods of the cities showing a mixture of both groups. Despite public fears, there is no evidence that Turks are the most segregated, but, because of their population size, they are the most spatially isolated. Foreigner children are more segregated and isolated from German children of the same age group than all foreigners are from all Germans. Because of different housing, immigration, and social policies, segregation on a scale comparable to American cities will not develop in West Germany.


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 75, no4 [pp. 273-284]

Bibliographic references : 38 réf.



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