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posted on 23.05.2019by Bo Malmberg, William Clark
Abstract: Empirical studies of Schelling models of segregation have
focused on tipping point processes whereby once the minority presence in a
neighborhood reaches a particular level, the white population leaves. Commonly,
white flight has been identified in a number of empirical analyses including a
study by Card Mas and Rothstein (2008) who found that there was strong evidence
of discontinuities in white mobility flows around specific tipping points. We
re-examine the nature of tipping by specifically considering the role of income
in the tipping process. We show that income based sorting modifies the tendency
to Schelling-like complete segregation and is consistent with observed changes
in segregation patterns in Sweden.