Residential Mobility, Housing, and Pathways of Urban Inequality in Greater Los Angeles

Residential Mobility, Housing, and Pathways of Urban Inequality in Greater Los Angeles

Date: Friday, November 03, 2017
Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies | One Bow Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

Jared Schachner, Doctoral Student in Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University, and Robert J. Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University

How is urban inequality produced?  A large body of research implicates residential mobility decisions as a key mechanism shaping the spatial foundations of income inequality, racial segregation, and the quality of neighborhood environments.   However, the individual, household, and neighborhood-level factors driving the decision to move (or stay) and the choice of destination neighborhood remain poorly understood for both data and modeling reasons. In this talk, which is based on research partially funded by the Joint Center, Schachner and Sampson will present preliminary findings from a study on residential mobility in Greater Los Angeles that tries to overcome these limitations by capitalizing on unique residential mobility data on over 1,000 Angelenos from 2000 to 2013 as well as an administrative GIS data that captures a wide range of neighborhood quality metrics. 

This talk is part of the Center’s ongoing Housing Research Seminar Series, which gives faculty, senior researchers, and graduate students the opportunity to present and discuss current and recent work with a mix of scholars and practitioners.

Bring your lunch. Dessert & coffee provided.

This event will also be livestreamed on Twitter.

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