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Modeling Income-Based Residential Segregation in Moscow, Russian Federation
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates spatial patterns of income-based residential segregation at the neighborhood level in the Russian capital city Moscow within new administrative boundaries, which have received relatively little attention in prior studies. It is argued that Moscow faces high levels of income inequality exacerbated by growing levels of spatial segregation between the affluent and prestigious Center – South-West and poor industrial South – South-East. Applying a whole set of quantitative methods complemented with computer mapping techniques, based on the latest 2013 data by the City of Moscow Territorial Branch of the Federal State Statistics and 2010 Census data, this study provides new insights into spatial differentiation processes and elaborates policy solutions aimed at addressing economic disparities in the city. A key finding of this thesis is that income segregation in the study area has been driven to a larger extent by the isolation of very poor neighborhoods from middle- and upper-income areas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 81 p.
Keyword [en]
Moscow, income, residential segregation, spatial analysis, poverty, affluence, inequality
National Category
Social Sciences Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105298OAI: diva2:824483
Educational program
Master's Program in Spatial Planning and Development
2015-05-29, S306, Förvaltningshuset, Universitetstorget 16, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden, Umeå, 09:15 (English)
Available from: 2015-06-23 Created: 2015-06-22 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved

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