Urban Segregation and Inequality

Measuring segregation and its impact: advancing our understanding of social change

This AQMeN impact case study highlights the impact of evidence from the Urban Segregation and Inequality programme, where AQMeN researchers have developed new ways of measuring segregation and revealed significant changes in the spatial patterns of poverty and religion. These new methods are being applied to Chinese cities in collaboration with government officials in Hebei Province to analyse the impact of air pollution on 74 million people who live there.

Levels of religious integration sway house buyers, study finds- Herald Scotland

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 00:00

Research by Professor Gwilym Pryce, Dr Nema Dean and Dr Dan Olner explore the impact of religious integration of neighbourhoods on house prices in Glasgow. 

Herald Scotland Social Affairs Correspondent Stephen Naysmith interviewed Professor Pryce.

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The impact of immigration on local housing market for England and Wales

The focus of this research, carried out by doctoral student Cathy Zhu, is on the impact of immigration on local housing market for England and Wales. In particular, the effect on local level house prices is examined through various econometric techniques which are commonly used to infer causality. To help gauge immigration as a positive or negative force on house prices, the theoretical explanation given in the literature is usually through the demand and supply of housing.

Map of housing tenure by datazones - 2011 Scottish Census Data

This map is based on a grouping of tenure (owner-occupation, private rent, council/social rent) from the 2011 Scottish Census. Each datazone gets assigned to one of the resulting clusters and is coloured accordingly.


Social mix: improved local services through social capital?

This research, carried out by doctoral student Johanna Jokio, looks at the relationship between social mix and local services in Scottish neighbourhoods. The main aim is to examine how access to and quality of local services vary with neighbourhood composition and, secondly, whether the access to services is related to an areas’ social capital.


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