Do Immigrants’ Preferences for Neighbourhood Qualities Contribute to Segregation? The Case of Oslo
4 May 2018
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies Ethnic residential segregation is often explained with the claim that 'immigrants don't want to integrate—they prefer to stick together with co-ethnics'.
By contrast, mixed neighbourhoods are seen as crucial for achieving social cohesion. In line with spatial assimilation theory there is a normative assumption that people interact with those living nearby.
Authors: Søholt, Lynnebakke