Yavas Published in the Journal of Mathematical Sociology

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May 29, 2019

Graduate student Mustafa Yavas recently published an article entitled “Dissecting income segregation: Impacts of concentrated affluence on segregation of poverty,” in the Journal of Mathematical Sociology. The article investigates how rising income inequality affects residential segregation by income. Using simulation modeling, the article shows that segregation of affluence and of poverty can trigger each other via initiating cascades of residential mobility and housing prices, and unregulated housing markets fall prey to rising income inequality, ending up with shortages in affordable housing that yields higher eviction rates among the poorest stratum. These findings highlight the need to examine affluence more closely—the other side of inequality that is often understudied—to better understand poverty and its spatial concentration.