Reordering, inequality and divergent growth: processes of neighbourhood change in Dutch cities

Tal Modai-Snir, Maarten Van Ham

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Abstract

Neighbourhood socioeconomic change is often related to structural processes that transform urban income compositions. In the Netherlands, restructuring of the welfare state and the housing market are examples. The paper examines the role of structural processes in neighbourhood income change in four Dutch cities (1999–2014) by decomposing total change into contributions of three factors: reordering of neighbourhood hierarchies; increasing inequality; and income growth. Results show regional variation in change components. Amsterdam and Utrecht stand out in contributions of growth; Amsterdam and the Hague in contributions of inequality. All cities’ core neighbourhoods are upgraded through reordering, a pattern often masked by increasing inequality.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalRegional Studies
VolumeLatest Articles
Early online date7 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 May 2020

Keywords

  • Neighbourhood change
  • Socioceconomic change
  • Income inequality
  • Socio-spatial structure

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