The suburbanisation of poverty in British cities, 2004-16: extent, processes and nature

Bailey, N. and Minton, J. (2018) The suburbanisation of poverty in British cities, 2004-16: extent, processes and nature. Urban Geography, 39(6), pp. 892-915. (doi:10.1080/02723638.2017.1405689)

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Abstract

This paper tracks changes in relative centralisation and relative concentration of poverty for the 25 largest British cities, analysing change for poor and non-poor groups separately, and examining parallel changes in spatial segregation. The paper confirms that poverty is suburbanising, at least in the larger cities, although poverty remains over-represented in inner locations. Suburbanisation is occurring through both the reduction in low income populations in inner locations and the growth non-poor groups in these places, consistent with a process of displacement. Relative centralisation of poverty has fallen more stronglythan relative concentration of poverty, as the outward shift of poorer groups leaves them still living in denser neighbourhoods on average. The paper also shows that spatial segregation (unevenness) declined at the same time although it remains to be seen whether this indicates a long-term shift to less segregated urban forms or a transitional outcome before new forms of segregation emerge around suburban poverty concentrations.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Minton, Dr Jonathan and Bailey, Professor Nick
Authors: Bailey, N., and Minton, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Urban Geography
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0272-3638
ISSN (Online):1938-2847
Published Online:23 November 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Urban Geography 39(6): 892-915
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
589501Applied Quantitative Methods Network: Phase II (AQMeN 2)Nick BaileyEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/K006460/1SPS - URBAN STUDIES