Segregation and Urban Spatial Structure in Barcelona: Does History Really Matter?

Posted: 24 May 2017 Last revised: 5 Sep 2018

Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López

Autonomous University of Barcelona; University of Barcelona - Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB)

Rosella Nicolini

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Josep-Lluís Roig

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: September 02, 2018

Abstract

We conduct an empirical analysis to assess the degree of segregation among the different communities in Barcelona taking into account the spatial dependence of the features associated with the neighbor’s status. We build an original database by gathering information for the period 1947–2011. Estimations emphasize that Barcelona increasingly shows a spatial-dependent segregation pattern based mostly on the gentrification of the high-skill workers rather than on the ethnicity of the different communities.

Keywords: Urban spatial structure, segregation, immigration

JEL Classification: R14, R23, F22

Suggested Citation

Garcia-López, Miquel-Àngel and Nicolini, Rosella and Roig, Josep-Lluís, Segregation and Urban Spatial Structure in Barcelona: Does History Really Matter? (September 02, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2971993 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2971993

Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Plaça Cívica
Cerdañola del Valles
Barcelona, Barcelona 08193
Spain

University of Barcelona - Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) ( email )

Barcelona

Rosella Nicolini (Contact Author)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( email )

Edifici B
Campus UAB
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain

Josep-Lluís Roig

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Plaça Cívica
Cerdañola del Valles
Barcelona, Barcelona 08193
Spain

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