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Pulling apart: New perspectives on the spatial dimensions of neighbourhood income disparities in Canadian cities

TitlePulling apart: New perspectives on the spatial dimensions of neighbourhood income disparities in Canadian cities
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBreau, S., Shin M., and Burkhart N.
JournalJournal of Geographical Systems
Volume20
Pages1 - 25
Keywordscanada, directional lisas, micro-data, neighbourhood income disparities, spatial polarization, urban inequality
Abstract

The spatial configurations of changes in the distribution of incomes within Canada's eight largest metropolitan areas are examined using a new approach based on dynamic local indicators of spatial association. These changes are characterized by increasing spatial polarization (or divergence) between higher- and lower-income neighbourhoods in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa-Gatineau, Calgary and Vancouver. Though patterns of spatial polarization are less pronounced in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Quebec City, several lower-income neighbourhoods in these cities nevertheless appear to be losing ground relative to other neighbourhoods. These neighbourhoods are typically characterized by higher levels of precarious employment and higher shares of visible minority and recent immigrant populations.

URLhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10109-017-0255-0
DOI10.1007/s10109-017-0255-0