Why Segregation Is Bad for Everyone - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities
when poverty rates and segregation are high in metropolitan areas, those regions perform economically worse relative to less segregated places. Segregated regions – by race as well as skills – have slower rates of income growth and property value appreciation. And this isn’t just true for minority families stuck in segregated pockets of inner-city poverty. It’s true for everyone, the suburbs and city alike.
This research, published this spring in the journal Urban Studies, inverts the way we traditionally look at urban segregation.