JOB SPRAWL AND THE SPATIAL MISMATCH BETWEEN BLACKS AND JOBS

This paper discusses a study undertaken to determine the impact that job decentralization ("job sprawl") has on unemployment of black people in the United States. Findings include the following: (1) Metropolitan areas with higher job sprawl show a greater mismatch spatially between black residents and the relative location of jobs. (2) Greater employment decentralization is not associated with a higher spatial mismatch for white residents; but it is associated with a higher spatial mismatch for black residents. (3) Black residents tend to be more isolated geographically from jobs in high employment decentralized areas regardless of metropolitan area size, region of the country, and their percentage of metropolitan population. (4) Racial segregation between blacks and whites is more severe in metropolitan areas that have higher job sprawl.

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  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00988059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2005 12:00AM