In the project an innovative measure of segregation is proposed, where neighbourhoods are defined based on individuals instead of being based on administrative borders.

Residential segregation, or the physical separation of groups into different neighbourhoods, may have negative effects, such as decreased chances on the labour market among minority groups. There is however no accepted standard for segregation measurement, mostly as the geographical areas concerned differ much in size and distribution.  The new measures of socio-economic and ethnic segregation will be comparable across cities and countries, and can be used in order to combat segregation and its negative effects.



ResSegr – Residential segregation in five European countries  – a comparative study using individualized scalable neighbourhoods
Duration: 2014–2017
Contact: Karen Haandrikman, Stockholm University
Budget: 1.645.990 EUR
Partners: Stockholm University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, University of Oslo, Statistics Denmark




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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.