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The Association between Residential Segregation and Educational and Labour Market Outcomes

Scherman, Gustav LU (2020) NEKP01 20201
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis analyzes the association between MSA-level segregation and labour market and educational outcomes in the US for individuals belonging to the three largest racial minorities in the US, namely blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. Five different measurements of segregation are included in the analysis and the results are compared across outcomes and minority groups. Data is collected from the IPUMS USA database and the sample consists of cross-sectional microdata from the US censuses of 1980, 1990 and 2000. The thesis finds that the average level of segregation in an urban area is indeed associated with individual labour market and educational performance but that results differ from minority group to minority group and is dependent on... (More)
This thesis analyzes the association between MSA-level segregation and labour market and educational outcomes in the US for individuals belonging to the three largest racial minorities in the US, namely blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. Five different measurements of segregation are included in the analysis and the results are compared across outcomes and minority groups. Data is collected from the IPUMS USA database and the sample consists of cross-sectional microdata from the US censuses of 1980, 1990 and 2000. The thesis finds that the average level of segregation in an urban area is indeed associated with individual labour market and educational performance but that results differ from minority group to minority group and is dependent on the way segregation is measured. (Less)
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author
Scherman, Gustav LU
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course
NEKP01 20201
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Residential segregation, minorities, educational attainment, labour market outcomes, US
language
English
id
9031097
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2021-03-11 12:23:48
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyzes the association between MSA-level segregation and labour market and educational outcomes in the US for individuals belonging to the three largest racial minorities in the US, namely blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. Five different measurements of segregation are included in the analysis and the results are compared across outcomes and minority groups. Data is collected from the IPUMS USA database and the sample consists of cross-sectional microdata from the US censuses of 1980, 1990 and 2000. The thesis finds that the average level of segregation in an urban area is indeed associated with individual labour market and educational performance but that results differ from minority group to minority group and is dependent on the way segregation is measured.},
  author       = {Scherman, Gustav},
  keyword      = {Residential segregation,minorities,educational attainment,labour market outcomes,US},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Association between Residential Segregation and Educational and Labour Market Outcomes},
  year         = {2020},
}