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Spatial Assimilation as a Socioeconomic Outcome

Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton
American Sociological Review
Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb., 1985), pp. 94-106
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095343
Page Count: 13
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Abstract

Prior research has estimated structural equation models of Hispanic and black spatial assimilation using census tract data in selected cities. While these models appeared to provide an unambiguous picture of ethnic and racial segregation in cities, their estimation from ecological data posed several conceptual and statistical difficulties. This paper replicates the earlier analyses using individual-level data from the 1970 Census. Prior findings were reconfirmed, thereby validating the theory of spatial assimilation and reinforcing earlier substantive conclusions. Results also indicate that, to the extent that ecological biases affect the pattern of results, errors of substantive interpretation are conservative in nature. Thus, models estimated using census tract data for 1980 (when appropriate micro information will not be available) are not likely to yield erroneous conclusions.

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