Puzzling Neighbourhood Effects

Spatial Selection, Ethnic Concentration and Neighbourhood Impacts


Doff, W.

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"[E]en aanrader voor onderzoekers en beleidsmakers die zich op het terrein van segregatie en woningmarktbeleid begeven. Het is een helder geschreven boek waarin ook duidelijk ingegaan wordt op de tekortkomingen die het werken met secundaire datasets met zich meebrengt". Gideon Bolt, S+RO 03 2011, Nirov

Like other West European countries, the Netherlands are facing a growing uneasiness about its changing demographics. It is within this context that animated discussions concerning immigrant neighbourhoods dominate. The general opinion is that living in such neighbourhoods hinders the 'integration' of immigrants into Dutch society. This book contributes to the academic and policy debate by not only examining the effects of ethnic concentration, but also by finding out how people are sorted into neighbourhoods. Bringing together different bodies of literature, this book offers a more holistic view of the creation of ethnic residential segregation and its potential significance for individual life chances.

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