Residential Segregation - Consequences of Residential Segregation

Consequences of Residential Segregation

Location of housing is a determinant of a person's access to the job market, transportation, education, healthcare, and safety. Persons residing in neighborhoods with high concentrations of low-income and minority households face higher mortality risks, poor health services, high rates of teenage pregnancy, and high crime rates. These neighborhoods also have higher rates of unemployment, and lack of access to job networks and transportation, which hinders households from fully accessing employment opportunities. The result of isolation and segregation of minority and the economically disadvantaged is increased racial and income inequality, which in turn reinforces segregation.

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