"White flight?": The production and reproduction of immigrant concentration areas in Swedish cities, 1990 – 2000
2006 (English)In: Urban Studies, ISSN 0042-0980, E-ISSN 1360-063X, Vol. 43, no 7, 1127-1146 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The article investigates whether processes similar to 'White flight' and 'White avoidance', known from American research on residential segregation, have played a role in the increased concentration of immigrants that has affected many residential areas in Swedish cities during the 1990s. By means of a comprehensive and unique dataset, processes of neighbourhood transition and mobility are described and analysed for a selection of residential areas that have experienced increased immigrant concentration during the 1990s. The results show that 'Swedish avoidance', i.e. low in-migration rates among Swedes, rather than 'Swedish flight', i.e. high out-migration rates, has been the main driving-force behind the production and reproduction of immigrant concentration areas.
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2006. Vol. 43, no 7, 1127-1146 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94007DOI: 10.1080/00420980500406736OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94007DiVA: diva2:167687