Is Segregation Increasing in the UK?

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Ted Cantle, Eric Kaufmann


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Is Segregation Increasing in the UK?

This paper looks at residential segregation in the UK. It provides an analysis of the data and finds that, although some areas have become more mixed, segregation is increasing in a number of ways. In particular, the authors find that, although more mixed residential areas are developing, segregation between the White British majority and minorities has become higher in certain areas. The research finds that minorities in some towns and cities are becoming more isolated from White British people, because of a decline in the White British population in these areas. The paper goes on to discuss some of the policy implications of this.