Divided Cities

Understanding Intra-urban Inequalities

This report provides an assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives. The chapters in the report focus on a subset of OECD countries and non-member economies, and provide new insights on cross-cutting issues for city neighbourhooods, such as the patterns of segregation across income groups, migrant concentration and diversity across cities of different sizes, the role of public transport accessibility in widening intra-city inequalities, and the expected path dependency on outcomes related to segregation. The report also discusses methodological alternatives for measuring different dimensions of inequality and segregation across cities, and highlights the role of public policies in bridging urban divides and the relevance of the scale of analysis in order to make sound international comparisons.

Published on May 19, 2018


Executive summary
Divided Cities: Understanding Income Segregation in OECD Metropolitan Areas
Income Segregation in Brazilian Cities: The role of vertical neighbourhoods
Spatial segregation of migrants in EU cities
Inequality in Job Accessibility via Transit in US Cities
A multi-level model of vicious circles of socio-economic segregation
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