Relationship between income inequality and residential segregation between socioeconomic groups

New paper to be published:

Tammaru, Tiit; van Ham, Maarten; Janssen, Heleen; Marcinczak, Szymon; Aunap, Raivo (2019). Relationship between income inequality and residential segregation between socioeconomic groups. Regional Studies [accepted]. https://www.etis.ee/Portal/Publications/Display/706ccc52-1e16-4e43-aa7c-e5bcd0c5c6cb

The aim of this paper is to gain new insights into the complex relationships between income inequality and residential segregation between socioeconomic groups by undertaking a comparative study of North, South and East European urban regions. In Europe, income inequalities are the lowest in North Europe and the highest in South Europe. In many East European countries, a switch from low inequality-to-high inequality has taken place. Our main findings show that changes in the levels of residential segregation between socioeconomic groups correlate to changes in the levels of income inequality found approximately ten years earlier, i.e., with a time-lag. When income inequalities increase, segregation levels will increase with a time-lag. When income inequalities decrease, segregation levels will decrease with a time lag.