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Urban Geographies of Hesitant Transition: Tracing Socioeconomic Segregation in Post-Ceausescu Bucharest
Institute of Urban Geography and Tourism Studies, University of Łódź.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, ISSN 0309-1317, E-ISSN 1468-2427, Vol. 38, no 4, 1399-1417 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Scholars have raised concerns about the social costs of the transition from state socialism to capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe, and geographers are particularly interested in the spatial expressions and implications of these costs, including apparently increasing residential segregation. Applying a range of segregation measures to 1992 and 2002 census data, this contribution studies socio-occupational residential segregation in Bucharest. The conclusion is that Bucharest was relatively socio-spatially mixed at both times; in fact, a modest, yet fully legible, decreasing overall trend is observable. This is at odds with many popular assumptions of the past 20 years.

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2014. Vol. 38, no 4, 1399-1417 p.
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Bucharest, Ceauescu, segregation indices, post-socialism, socioeconomic segregation, socio-occupational segregation, Romania
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Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91190DOI: 10.1111/1468-2427.12073ISI: 000337741800015OAI: diva2:735157
Available from: 2014-07-23 Created: 2014-07-21 Last updated: 2014-07-23Bibliographically approved

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