Perceived neighborhood ethnic diversity and social outcomes: Context-dependent effects within a postindustrial city undergoing regeneration

Kearns, A. and Whitley, E. (2018) Perceived neighborhood ethnic diversity and social outcomes: Context-dependent effects within a postindustrial city undergoing regeneration. Journal of Urban Affairs, 40(2), pp. 186-208. (doi: 10.1080/07352166.2017.1343632) (PMID:29479290) (PMCID:PMC5804692)

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This article examines whether perceived neighborhood ethnic diversity is associated with a range of social outcomes in a postindustrial city undergoing regeneration. The research included a survey in 3 types of deprived area in Glasgow: those undergoing regeneration, those directly adjoining regeneration areas, and those further removed from regeneration areas. In areas undergoing regeneration, perceived diversity was positively associated with many residential, cohesion, safety, and empowerment outcomes. This was also true, although to a lesser extent, in deprived areas at some distance from regeneration areas. In areas immediately surrounding the regeneration areas, perceived diversity had mixed associations with residential and safety outcomes and few associations with cohesion and empowerment outcomes. The results suggest that the effects of perceived diversity are context dependent within a city. Moreover, regeneration processes alter neighborhood contexts and therefore enable scale, timing, and duration of diversity to mediate the relationships between perceived diversity and social outcomes.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kearns, Professor Ade and Whitley, Dr Elise
Authors: Kearns, A., and Whitley, E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Urban Affairs
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1467-9906
Published Online:16 August 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Ade Kearns and Elise Whitely
First Published:First published in Journal of Urban Affairs 40(2):186-208
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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727651Measuring and Analysing Socioeconomic Inequalities in HealthAlastair LeylandMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_12017/13HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit