Multiscale contextual poverty in the Netherlands

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    Contextual poverty is a multiscale phenomenon which affects socioeconomic outcomes of people as well asindividual decisions to move in or out of the neighbourhood. Large-scale poverty reflects regional economicstructures. Meso-scale concentrations of poverty within cities are related to city-specific social, economic andhousing characteristics. Exposure to poverty at small spatial scales influences individuals through socialmechanisms such as role models or social networks. Particularly these smaller scales are often neglected,largely due to the lack of data. Register data for the full population of the Netherlands, geocoded to 500m by500m grid cells, makes it possible to consider a wide range of scales. However, altering scale yields differentempirical results, as stated within the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP). Our measure of contextualpoverty, therefore, embraces a range of spatial scales of contexts and compares different places within andbetween cities, revealing different spatial patterns of multiscale poverty.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference papers of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR 2018)
    Subtitle of host publicationMore together, more apart: Migration, densification, segregation
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventENHR Conference 2018: More together, more apart: Migration, densification, segregation - Uppsala, Sweden
    Duration: 26 Jun 201829 Jun 2018


    ConferenceENHR Conference 2018


    • poverty
    • spatial scale
    • exposure
    • distance profile
    • inequality

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