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When Are Ghettos Bad? Lessons from Immigrant Segregation in the United States

David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser, Jacob L. Vigdor

NBER Working Paper No. 13082
Issued in May 2007

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We are grateful to the Russell Sage Foundation for support and to Audrey Beck for outstanding research assistance. We also thank participants in the 2005 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association International Conferences for helpful comments on a previous draft. This paper reports the results of research and analysis undertaken while the corresponding author was a research affiliate at the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. It has undergone a Census Bureau review more limited in scope than that given to official Census Bureau publications. Research results and conclusions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily indicate concurrence by the Census Bureau. It has been screened to insure that no confidential information is revealed. The segregation indices used in this paper are available on our website: http://trinity.aas.duke.edu/~jvigdor/segregation. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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