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Residential Segregation and Social Integration: Do Blacks and Whites Differ?
Sociology Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Joongbaeck Kim, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Hyeyoung Woo, Portland State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Subjects
  • Race -- Social aspects,
  • African Americans -- Social status,
  • Segregation -- African Americans,
  • Social integration -- United States
Abstract

While it is well known that racial residential segregation affects social behaviors and various outcomes of individuals, research about the relationship between residential segregation and social integration is limited. We examine how residential segregation is associated with three types of social integration: formal, informal, and advisory integration, and whether the associations differ for Blacks and Whites using data from the Americans’ Changing Lives survey. Our results show that residential segregation is negatively associated with advisory integration for both Blacks and Whites. It also predicts lower levels of formal integration for Blacks, but not for Whites. We did not find significant relationships between residential segregation and informal integration. Interestingly, the sizable associations between residential segregation and formal and advisory integration remain significant even after controlling for the prevalence of Blacks and poverty in counties. It suggests that the racial distribution is a substantial determinant of social relationships especially for Blacks.

Description

Authors' version of an extended abstract of a paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Dallas, Texas, 2010.

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15281
Citation Information
Kim, Joongbaeck and Hyeyoung Woo. “Residential Segregation and Social Integration: Do Blacks and Whites Differ?” Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Dallas, TX, 2010.