(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Keeping people in their place? Young-adult mobility and persistence of residential segregation in US metropolitan areas

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Sociology, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines the extent to which geographical mobility during the transition to adulthood attenuates the perpetuation of residential segregation from Whites among Asians, Blacks and Latinos. Results suggest that residential exposure to Whites is similar during youth and adulthood among young adults who live in the same metropolitan area where they lived as adolescents, regardless of race/ethnicity. Among those who migrate to another metropolitan area, adolescent exposure predicts exposure among Asian, Black and Latino young adults, but not among Whites themselves. Thus, limited experience with integrated neighbourhoods during adolescence among non-Whites and limited geographical mobility among all young adults help to perpetuate segregation


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no14 [pp. 2886-2903]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



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