Minority ethnic groups in the Dutch housing market: spatial segregation, relocation dynamics and housing policy

G Bolt, R Van Kempen, Maarten Van Ham

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    148 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Ethnic segregation is consolidated by differences between ethnic groups with regard to their moving decision. Using unique registration data on population flows between neighbourhoods, the paper shows that native Dutch living in neighbourhoods where ethnic minorities are overrepresented are more likely to move than minority ethnic residents. Moreover, they move much more often to 'White' neighbourhoods. Urban policies in the Netherlands focus on countering this tendency to segregation, but are based on simplified assumptions with regard to the causes of residential segregation. Relatedly, the optimism about the positive effects of social mix is hardly substantiated by empirical research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1359-1384
    Number of pages26
    JournalUrban Studies
    Volume45
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

    Keywords

    • Residential segregation
    • Undivided cities
    • Netherlands
    • Neighborhoods
    • Assimilation
    • Black
    • Preferences
    • Hypothesis
    • Community
    • Cohesion

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Minority ethnic groups in the Dutch housing market: spatial segregation, relocation dynamics and housing policy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this