Income inequality, Race/Ethnicity, Home-ownership and Renter-ship: A Metro-scale Analyses of Southern Metropolises, 2000-2014

Authors: Madhuri Sharma*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Topics: Ethnicity and Race, Urban Geography, Social Geography
Keywords: Income-divide, segregation, poverty, home-ownerships, home-renters-hips, regressions, principal components analyses
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Studio 8, Marriott, 2nd Floor
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Most urban and ethnic literature has explored the relationships between racial/ethnic segregation, poverty and income-divide with varying levels of racial/ethnic home-ownerships. However, recent work also suggests that home-ownership and renter-ships could vary depending upon the household income, size of the metropolitan area, cost of living in the metro, as well as overall health of metropolitan economy and other attributes of household-level demographic, socio-economic and geographic contexts. I argue that the overall levels of racial/ethnic segregation and levels of racial/ethnic income-divide, along with various measures of socio-economic and built-environment attributes of the metropolises can greatly affect degrees of home-ownerships and renter-ships. In this paper, I explore the degrees of relationships between these demographic, socio-economic, and geographic/built-environment attributes that might better reflect the variation of racial/ethnic home-ownerships and renter-ships. In exploring these relation-ships, I will use correlation, regressions and principal components analyses that might better reflect their association with major place-and-people-based attributes that differentially affect their home-ownerships and renter-ships.

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