Ethnicity of Leisure: A Domains Approach to Ethnic Integration During Free Time Activities

20 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2016

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Kristiina Kamenik

University of Tartu

Tiit Tammaru

University of Tartu

Maarten van Ham

Delft University of Technology - OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies; University of St. Andrews; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

This paper takes a domains approach to understanding ethnic segregation; ethnic segregation occurs in different ways in different domains (such as the residential neighbourhood, workplaces, leisure, etc.). Where most studies focus on residential segregation, this study focusses on ethnic segregation during leisure time. We investigate the most common leisure time activities, activity sites and the interaction between members of minority and majority populations as they spend their time out-of-home and out-of-workplace. Conceptually we link leisure time segregation both with residential and workplace segregation, in line with the domains approach. Our case study area is Tallinn, Estonia, and the main findings show that leisure time activity patterns have become very similar across the main ethnic groups, which is different from what is found for workplace and residential segregation. This shows the integrative potential of leisure time activities. However, different ethnic groups tend to visit different activity sites as leisure sites are related to where people live.

Keywords: leisure time, ethnic integration, ethnic segmentation, ethnic segregation, mixed method approach, Estonia

JEL Classification: J15, R23

Suggested Citation

Kamenik, Kristiina and Tammaru, Tiit and van Ham, Maarten, Ethnicity of Leisure: A Domains Approach to Ethnic Integration During Free Time Activities. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10146, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2826980

Kristiina Kamenik (Contact Author)

University of Tartu ( email )

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Tiit Tammaru

University of Tartu ( email )

Maarten Van Ham

Delft University of Technology - OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies ( email )

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University of St. Andrews ( email )

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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