Unpacking the Links between Segregation, Community Cohesion, and Opportunity: A Transatlantic Discussion
John Iceland, Professor of Sociology and Demography and Head of Department of Sociology and Criminology, Penn State University
Patrick Simon, Director of Research at the Institute national d’études démographiques (INED) and fellow researcher at le centre d’études européennes, Sciences Po
Meghan Benton, MPI Policy Analyst
- How do ethnic enclaves where immigrants first settle when they move to a city differ from other forms of residential segregation, such as black/white segregation in the United States?
- How does residential segregation affect socioeconomic opportunities and social cohesion?
- And what—if anything—can and should policymakers do to encourage mixed neighborhoods—or are other pieces of the puzzle (such as ensuring city services are responsive to the population they serve) more important?
This event concludes a Transatlantic Council on Migration series of papers on how cities in North America and Europe can make the most out of immigration. The series, “Cities and Regions: Reaping Migration’s Local Dividends” addressed questions from whether cities and regions should have more say over immigration policies, to how big a role immigration plays in the formation of tech clusters, to how local policymakers can stimulate migrant entrepreneurship.