Residential mobility, tipping behaviour, and ethnic segregation: Evidence from Sweden
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
This paper studies tipping behaviour in residential mobility of the native population in Sweden between 1990 and 2007. Using regression discontinuity methods, we find that the growth in native population in a neighbourhood discontinuously drops once a neighbourhood’s immigrant share exceeds the identified tipping point. In the 1990s the drop can be attributed both to increased out-migration of natives (native flight) and decreased in-migration of natives (native avoidance). In 2000-2007, native flight appears to be driving the segregation pattern. Thus, the native residential mobility has contributed to increased ethnic segregation in Sweden between 1990 and 2007.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linnéuniversitetet , 2012. , 19 p.
Working paper series / Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies, 2012:8
Research subject Economy, Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-30918OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-30918DiVA: diva2:675663