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Patterns of segregation in small cities: the case of Borlänge, Sweden
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (Centrum för urbana och regionala studier, CUReS)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8613-8358
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (Centrum för urbana och regionala studier, CUReS)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5486-8273
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Research about segregation in Sweden is mainly concentrated on large cities where the effects of ethnic and socioeconomic segregation in housing are believed to be more apparent that in smaller cities or towns. Relatively few statistical studies, none in smaller cities, look at the underlying migration dynamics over time that causes segregation on the individual level.  These underlying dynamics are instead often studied by means of qualitative research.  In this study we adapt, on individual level, a longitudinal statistical analysis on the underlying migration dynamics that results in ethnic and socioeconomic segregation. We combine this analysis with an interview investigation on people’s perceived images on different living areas in the cities. The analysis is conducted on a smaller city, Borlänge, a small rural town in central Sweden. The aim of the presentation is to examine how the migration to Borlänge has influenced the segregation in housing from the year 1990 to 2008 and if this process is compatible with the inhabitant’s experience of living in segregated areas of the city. The conclusion is that in recent years the visible minorities are being concentrated to certain neighborhoods due to the moving patterns, meaning an inflow of visible minorities and an outflow of people with Swedish background and invisible minorities. The interview material shows that the inhabitants are aware of living in stigmatized areas and that an inner differentiation between the minority groups and of the neighborhood is taking place, where the inhabitants are dividing their  neighborhood in good and bad parts.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
Keywords [en]
Segregetaion, Integration, Borlänge, Sweden, Movement, Housing
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Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-22106OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-22106DiVA, id: diva2:510395
Conference
AAG, Association of American Geographers annual meeting (New York): Session: Migration and Inter-ethnic Relations in Europe
Projects
Image, ’storytelling’ och attraktivitet –Jakobsgårdarnas förutsättningar för att bli ett attraktivt bostadsområde i BorlängeAvailable from: 2012-03-16 Created: 2012-03-16 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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