Spatial segregation and area/neighbourhood effects

This continuing project is concerned with seeking more reliable evidence on the scope, significance and limits of neighbourhood effects, and the relationship between the (limited) real evidence of such effects, and the utility of policies such as the promotion of socially mixed neighbourhoods as a means of addressing social inequality/exclusion.

Staff member: Ian Gordon with Nick Buck and Vassilis Monastiriotis

Project period: Continuing

Funding: Partly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council

Related publications:

  • Gordon, I. & Buck. N. (2004) ‘Does spatial concentration of disadvantage contribute to social exclusion?’, pp. 71-92 in Boddy, M. & Parkinson, M. (eds.) City Matter, Policy Press
  • Gordon, I. & Monastiriotis, V. (2006) ‘Urban size, spatial segregation and inequality in educational outcomes’, Urban Studies, Vol. 43, pp. 213-236
  • Gordon, I. & Monastiriotis, V. (2008) ‘Education, location, education: a spatial analysis of secondary school exam results in England’, Urban Studies, Vol. 44, pp. 1203-1228
  • Cheshire, P., Gibbons, S. & Gordon, I. (2008) ‘Policy for mixed communities’, SERC Policy Paper 1, Spatial Economics Research Centre

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