Inequalities and Segregation Across the Long-Term Economic Cycle: An Analysis of South and North European Cities

19 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2017

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Tiit Tammaru

University of Tartu

Szymon Marcińczak

University of Lodz

Raivo Aunap

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

The aim of this paper is to get new insight into the complex relationship between social inequalities and socioeconomic segregation by undertaking a comparative study North and South European cities. Our main finding shows that during the last global economic cycle from the 1980s through the 2000s, both levels of social inequalities and socio-economic segregation have grown. However, the effects of rising levels of inequality affect levels of segregation with a strong time lag. This reminds us that the effect of the most recent economic crisis will most likely be long-term, especially in the South of Europe.

Keywords: social inequalities, residential segregation, comparative urban studies, South Europe, North Europe

JEL Classification: N94, O18, P25, R21, R23

Suggested Citation

Tammaru, Tiit and Marcińczak, Szymon and Aunap, Raivo and van Ham, Maarten, Inequalities and Segregation Across the Long-Term Economic Cycle: An Analysis of South and North European Cities. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10980. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3029852

Tiit Tammaru (Contact Author)

University of Tartu ( email )

Szymon Marcińczak

University of Lodz

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Raivo Aunap

University of Tartu

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