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Sociological Forum

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 577–602 | Cite as

Racial and Ethnic Residential Patterns in Canada

  • Eric Fong
  • Rima Wilkes
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to understand how city factors explain racial and ethnic residential patterns in contemporary multiethnic cities. We examined residential patterns among 17 groups in 12 Canadian cities. The results suggest that we should be cautious in taking factors derived from literature based largely on European experiences at the beginning of the last century and applying them uniformly to different groups in Canadian multiethnic cities. Our results show that the residential segregation of different racial and ethnic groups is affected by different sets of city factors. In addition, most factors suggested in that literature do not relate to the segregation patterns among visible minority groups.

race ethnicity residential patterns 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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