Special Editors: Barrett A. Lee, Glenn Firebaugh, John Iceland and Stephen A. Matthews
In this volume of The ANNALS, top scholars come together to examine inequality in American housing, its causes consequences, and its relationship to racial and class-based inequality. In recent years, a crippling recession, unstable housing market, and natural disasters have challenged residential aspirations. Other factors, including overt discrimination, government programs, and homebuyer preferences for neighbors with similar backgrounds have influenced American neighborhoods for a long time, creating deep spatial divides by race and class. Articles within the issue analyze the roots and development of housing segregation and depict the severity of this segregation.