Ethnicity and Neighborhood in England and Wales

Ethnic minorities’ spatial concentration and their predominance in deprived areas are two well-known patterns that characterize Britain’s social landscape. However, little is known about ethnic minorities’ opportunities for spatial integration, especially after individual, social origin and childhood neighborhood characteristics have been taken into consideration. Using a large-scale longitudinal dataset of England and Wales covering a forty-year period (1971-2011), in combination with aggregated Census data, a new MPC working paper examines ethnic inequalities in access to neighborhoods with varying levels of ethnic concentration and deprivation.