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

39 Pages Posted: 24 May 2017 Last revised: 12 Jun 2017

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: January 10, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Garcia-López, Miquel-Àngel and Nicolini, Rosella and Roig, Josep-Lluís, Segregation and Urban Spatial Structure in Barcelona: Does History Really Matter? (January 10, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=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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