Cycle of Segregation

Krysan, Maria, and Kyle Crowder. 2017. Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification. New York: Russell Sage.

Drawing on a combination of quantitative data and interviews with dozens of Chicago residents, authors Maria Krysan and Kyle Crowder offer a new framework for understanding the persistence of housing segregation despite reductions in the most overt forms of discrimination, the expansion of the black middle class, and liberalizing racial attitudes. Although economics and discrimination are more commonly understood to drive housing segregation, this new research shows how segregation is also perpetuated by the communities we live in and the ways that social networks – that have already been shaped by segregation – determine housing search processes.

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