Inequality, Reordering and Divergent Growth: Processes of Neighbourhood Change in Dutch Cities

20 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2018

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Tal Modai-Snir

Delft University of Technology

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 socio-economic mosaic of urban neighbourhoods changes under the influence of three distinctive distributional processes: reordering of the socio-economic position of urban neighbourhoods; changing levels of inequality between neighbourhoods; and an overall growth or decline in income levels which affects all neighbourhoods of an urban area. With the common practices in analysing neighbourhood change, the roles of these underlying processes are unclear. This paper builds on a decomposition method to analyse the roles of the three components of change in four largest Dutch city-regions. The results points to substantial variations in components of change in the four city-regions.

Keywords: neighbourhood change, socioeconomic change, income inequality, spatial polarisation, socio-spatial structure

JEL Classification: O18, P25, R23

Suggested Citation

Modai-Snir, Tal and van Ham, Maarten, Inequality, Reordering and Divergent Growth: Processes of Neighbourhood Change in Dutch Cities. IZA Discussion Paper No. 11883, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3273723

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