Segregation through the multiscalar lens

Madalina Olteanu (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

May 6, 2021, 11:00–12:15


MAD-Stat. Seminar


We introduce a mathematical framework that allows one to carry out multiscalar and multigroup spatial exploratory analysis across urban regions. By producing coefficients that integrate information across all scales and that are normalized with respect to theoretical maximally segregated configurations, this framework provides a practical and powerful tool for the comparative empirical analysis of urban segregation. We illustrate our method with a study of ethnic mixing in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.(joint work with J. Randon-Furling and W. Clark)