The Cost of Segregation to Metropolitan Blacks within the Cleveland MSA

Susan L. Friedman, The College of Wooster


This study investigated the premise that black metropolitan inhabitants incur economic and social disparities corresponding to three distinct residential segregation dimensions; extent, pattern, and jurisdiction. A sample of 109 tracts were extracted from The 1980 Census of Population and Housing for the city of Cleveland. Characteristics of Cleveland's population, labor and housing market serve as explanatory variables for a multiple regression analysis encompassing nine separate equations. In general, segregation appeared to purport economic disparities. Moreover, income disparities were positively associated with a more centralized pattern of black residences, whereas the measure relating to the extent of segregation was positively correlated with occupational disparities; especially those requiring more


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