Segregation and Urban Spatial Structure in Barcelona: Does History Really Matter?
39 Pages Posted: 24 May 2017 Last revised: 12 Jun 2017
Date Written: January 10, 2017
We conducted an empirical analysis to assess the degree of segregation among the different communities in Barcelona and its potential determinants. We build an original database by gathering information for the period 1947-2011. Data at hand allowed us to identify location determinants of different communities across the urban territory. Estimations emphasize that Barcelona increasingly shows a segregation pattern based mostly on the gentrification of the high-skill workers instead of the ethnicities of the different communities.
Keywords: Urban spatial structure, segregation, immigration
JEL Classification: R14, R23, F22
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