Implications of Intra-Racial/Ethnic Composition for Age-Specific Segregation Patterns

Annette Jacoby, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
Jeremy Porter, City University of New York (CUNY)

The U.S. is currently experiencing massive demographic transformations, with much of the population growth being largely attributable to the increase in the number of minority children. We hope to shed light on the associations between segregation and its potential implications and seek to better understand the demographic shift, in regard to race and ethnicity, as it is stratified by age cohorts. The questions we want to address are: How has segregation changed over time for different age cohorts, ethnic and racial groups, and places? To that point, if there is a substantially higher level of diversity among youth, in comparison to the rest of the population, are they living in a more segregated world? Alternatively, is it possible that they are living in a less segregated world (if so, why?)? Also, what are the potential age-specific causes (predictors) of varying levels of segregation and what are the consequences?

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Presented in Poster Session 4: Migration and Urbanization; Population, Development and the Environment