Residential income segregation and commuting in a Latin American city

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2020-04-01
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Haddad, Monica
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Numerous urban dwellers worldwide still live under residential segregation, which can act “as a poverty trap with job restrictions” (UN-Habitat, 2016, p. 79). Residential segregation occurs in a geographic space where individuals with similar socio-economic characteristics, such as income, are living close to each other and cut off from individuals of different socio-economic features. A clear understanding of the consequences that residential segregation has on poor people’s urban economic mobility is imperative to ensure that they move out of poverty. This is a pressing challenge for cities around the world, urging policy makers to deliver alternative solutions about planning-related topics such as housing, and transportation.

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This accepted article is published as Haddad, M. (2020). Residential income segregation and commuting in a Latin American city. Applied Geography, 117, 102186. Doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102186. Posted with permission.

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