Socio-economic segregation in European capital cities: East Meets west

M van Ham (Editor), Tiit Tammaru (Editor)

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Growing inequalities in Europe are a major challenge threatening the sustainability of urban communities and the competiveness of European cities. While the levels of socio-economic segregation in European cities are still modest compared to some parts of the world, the poor are increasingly concentrating spatially within capital cities across Europe. An overlooked area of research, this book offers a systematic and representative account of the spatial dimension of rising inequalities in Europe.

This book provides rigorous comparative evidence on socio-economic segregation from 13 European cities. Cities include Amsterdam, Athens, Budapest, London, Milan, Madrid, Oslo, Prague, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vienna and Vilnius. Comparing 2001 and 2011, this multi-factor approach links segregation to four underlying universal structural factors: social inequalities, global city status, welfare regimes and housing systems.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon/New York
PublisherRoutledge - Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages390
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-79493-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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