Spatial mismatch literature has an extensive, divisive history. In its 1960s origins, it was primarily based on White and African American, residential and employment spatial disparities, but has since expanded. This article will focus on changes in the geographical landscape, such as the addition of inner ring suburbs, and how they have affected spatial mismatch. The study will also question whether race or income is a larger indicator of spatial disparity. Using data from the U.S. Census and Zip Code Business Patterns files, this study provides a regression analysis of occupational and residential spatial disparities for 2010, in the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor MSA. Results indicate that urban geography does play a role in spatial mismatch, but inner ring suburbs are not a significant indicator. Results also signify that income, rather than race is a larger indicator of spatial mismatch.
Bridges, Kelsey, "Does Spatial Mismatch Still Occur in 2010? An Examination of Race, Income and Urban Georgraphy in the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 227.
spatial mismtach, urban geography, race, income
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis Exemplar
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