"Segregation in Place: Selective Entry, Natural Change, and Racial Segregation" - CANCELLED


December 7, 2018    
12:15 pm-1:30 pm


Armitage Hall
311 N. Fifth Street, Camden, NJ, 08102

Event Type

Studies of racial segregation attribute changing levels of segregation to moves between neighborhoods. These studies fail to account for what segregation would come about due to nat- ural change from births and deaths. The slower pace of neighborhood change since the 1980s mean that natural change explains a substantial proportion of racial segregation in contempo- rary U.S. metropolitan areas. We decompose the degree to which racial residential segregation in U.S. metropolitan results from migration relative to natural change. We use cohort component methods to project 2000 tract populations forward to 2010 then compare the levels of segrega- tion of the projected 2010 population to the levels of segregation present in the observed 2010 populations.

Michael BaderMichael Bader studies how cities and neighborhoods have evolved since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He links long-term patterns of neighborhood racial change to the ways that race and class influence the housing search process. He studies how these changes affect the health and well being of Americans and potentially exacerbate racial health inequality. To accomplish this research Dr. Bader has developed methodological tools that combine survey data with “big data” to study neighborhood environments.

Dr. Bader is an assistant professor of sociology at American University where he is a faculty fellow of the Metropolitan Policy Center, an executive board member of the Center on Health, Risk, and Society, and an affiliate assistant professor Department of Public Administration and Policy. He is an investigator with the Built Environment and Health project. Before joining the faculty of American University, Dr. Bader was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he was also a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan and his B.A. in architecture and art history from Rice University.