Immigration and Socio-Spatial Segregation in Dublin, 1996 – 2006

Previous research on the impact of immigration on urban socio-spatial inequalities has focused on cities with long immigration histories where successive waves of new arrivals impacted on segregation patterns established by preceding waves, usually in a context where immigrants in each wave were poor and had low education. This paper focuses on Dublin as an example of a city where immigration is new and recent, is dominated by the well educated and occurs against a backdrop of a mono-ethnic existing population. In that context, it examines the impact of immigrant settlement patterns on socio-spatial inequalities in the city in the years 1996–2006, a period of economic boom. It finds that, while immigrants in Dublin were segregated to a certain degree, with a slight tendency to cluster in disadvantaged areas, clustering provided a small element of social lift to disadvantaged areas and generally contributed to a significant reduction in socio-spatial inequalities that occurred in the city in the period. (The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Urban Studies 47/8 Sep 2012 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © Bryan Fanning and Tony Fahey.)

Source: Urban Studies Volume 47, Number 8, July 2010, Published online before print February 8, 2010.


Published online before print February 8, 2010, doi: 10.1177/0042098009353624
Urban Stud July 2010 vol. 47 no. 8 1625-1Published online before print February 8, 2010, doi: 10.1177/0042098009353624Urban Stud July 2010 vol. 47 no. 8 1625-1642


Author(s):Bryan Fanning and Tony Fahey
Publisher:SAGE Journals
Publication Date:01 Feb 2010
Geographic Focus:Dublin, Ireland
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