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Residential Segregation Patterns of Latinos in the United States, 1990-2000

Book Series: Latino Communities: Emerging Voices - Political, Social, Cultural and Legal Issues ISBN: 9780203943137 9780415979030 9780415542067 9781135864521 9781135864514 9781135864477 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203943137 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Historically, residential segregation of Latinos has generally been seen as a result of immigration and the process of self-segregation into ethnic enclaves. The only theoretical exception to ethnic enclave Latino segregation has been the structural inequality related to Latinos that have a high degree of African ancestry. This study of the 331 metropolitan area in the United States between 1990 and 2000 shows that Latinos are facing structural inequalities outside of the degree of African ancestry. The results of the author's research suggest that Latino segregation is due to the mobility of Latinos and structural barriers in wealth creation due to limited housing equity and limited occupational mobility. In addition, Latino suburbanization appears to be a segregation force rather than an integration force. This study also shows that Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans have different experiences with residential segregation. Residential segregation of Cubans does not appear to be a


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