Housing Segregation and Black Employment: Another Look at the Ghetto Dispersal Strategy

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Samuel Myers

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Kenneth Phillips

RAND Corporation

Date Written: May 1, 1979

Abstract

There is some irony in how the debate about whether black inner-city ghettos should be dispersed or developed has been translated into public policy on revitalization of central city areas. Recall how, a decade ago, vehement defenders of ghetto dispersal were stating that black employment opportunities had been restricted because of housing segregation and suburbanization of jobs. Along with low automobile ownership among ghetto residents and declining low-skill job opportunities in the central business district, housing segregation and suburbanization of jobs were factors ranking high on the list of explanations of why gilding of ghettos should not be encouraged. The alternative offered was ghetto dispersal.

Keywords: Black Employment

Suggested Citation

Myers, Samuel and Phillips, Kenneth, Housing Segregation and Black Employment: Another Look at the Ghetto Dispersal Strategy (May 1, 1979). American Economic Review, Vol. 69, No. 2, May, 1979. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2335055

Samuel Myers (Contact Author)

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Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Kenneth Phillips

RAND Corporation ( email )

1776 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
United States

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