Thursday, February 10, 2011

Native residents of a neighborhood are more likely to move out when immigrants move in, according to new research by three sociologists

The sociologists note that for native whites the tendency to leave areas with large and growing immigrant populations appears to be rooted in reactions to the racial composition of a neighborhood. In contrast, decreasing home ownership rates and increasing costs of housing in the neighborhood appear to be the primary impetus for native blacks to leave neighborhoods with large and growing immigrant populations.

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