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Uneven Urbanscape
Spatial Structures and Ethnoracial Inequality

Part of Cambridge Studies in Stratification Economics: Economics and Social Identity

  • Date Published: May 2019
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  • isbn: 9781316767085

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  • Uneven Urbanscape takes a new theoretically grounded view of how society produces and reproduces ethnoracial economic inequality. Drawing on empirically rich documentation and quantitative analysis utilizing multiple data sources, including the US Bureau of the Census, Ong and Gonzalez assess the patterns, causes, and consequences of urban spatial disparities, specifically in home ownership, employment, and education. They focus on the global city of Los Angeles in order to examine outcomes across small geographic units that approximate neighborhoods and places, and to analyze the location-specific effects of geographic access and isolation within the region. Using a mix of micro-level data and aggregated statistics, Uneven Urbanscape provides one of the most comprehensive understandings of urban ethnoracial disparities and inequalities from 1960 to the present day.

    • Provides an in-depth analysis of one metropolitan area
    • Takes a multi-disciplinary approach to examine race and ethnicity
    • Uses a quantitative empirical approach, drawing on government surveys such as the US Bureau of the Census
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    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316767085
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 19 maps
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. A spatial perspective on stratification
    2. Los Angeles' spatial structure
    3. Home ownership during the great housing crisis
    4. Employment and spatial transportation mismatch
    5. Fragmented education system
    6. The spatial complex and the reproduction of inequality.

  • Authors

    Paul M. Ong, University of California, Los Angeles
    Paul M. Ong is Research Professor and Director of the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Silvia R. Gonzalez, University of California, Los Angeles
    Silvia R. Gonzalez is Assistant Director of the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles and a Doctoral Student in Urban Planning.

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