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Cityscape: Volume 23 Number 2 | The Hispanic Housing Experience in the United States


The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

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The Hispanic Housing Experience in the United States

Volume 23 Number 2

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Divergent Contexts, Convergent Inequalities: Immigrant Spatial Assimilation in the United States and Western Europe

Haley McAvay
University of York

While the United States and Europe have diverging structural features and urban landscapes, social science research highlights similar patterns and mechanims of spatial inequalities between immigrants and natives. This article sheds light on the case of Hispanic spatial assimilation by situating it within the dominant theoretical frameworks, the spatial assimilation and place stratification models, and draws comparisons with the recent empirical research on immigrants’ spatial incorporation in Europe.

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