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Structural and Exchange Components in Processes of Neighbourhood Change: A Social Mobility Approach

Neighbourhood socioeconomic change is a complex phenomenon which is driven by multiple processes. Most research has focused on the role of urban-level processes, which lead to an exchange of relative positions among neighbourhoods of a single metropolitan area. Consequently, the effects of structural processes on neighbourhood socioeconomic change, such as overall income growth...

Unpacking the Relationships between Impulsivity, Neighborhood Disadvantage, and Adolescent Violence: An Application of a Neighborhood-Based Group Decomposition

Forces. Maarten Van Ham is Professor of Urban Renewal and head of the Urban and Neighbourhood Change research group at the Department OTB—Research for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology

Ethnic differences in realising desires to leave urban neighbourhoods

Selective mobility into and out of urban neighbourhoods is one of the main driving forces of segregation. Earlier research has found group differences in who wants to leave or who leaves certain types of neighbourhoods. A factor that has received little attention so far is that some residents will have a desire to leave their neighbourhood, but are unable to do so. If there are...

Being Poorer Than the Rest of the Neighborhood: Relative Deprivation and Problem Behavior of Youth

personalities, genetic characteristics, or family background. Maarten van Ham is professor of Urban Renewal and Housing at Delft University of Technology, and Professor of Geography at the University of St

The Path-Dependency of Low-Income Neighbourhood Trajectories: An Approach for Analysing Neighbourhood Change

The gap between wealthy and disadvantaged neighbourhoods seems to be increasing in many contemporary Western cities. Most studies of neighbourhood change focus on specific case-studies of neighbourhood downgrading or gentrification. Studies investigating socio-spatial polarisation in larger urban areas often compare neighbourhoods at two points in time, neglecting the underlying...

Occupational Mobility and Living in Deprived Neighbourhoods: Housing Tenure Differences in ‘Neighbourhood Effects’

The literature on neighbourhood effects suggests that the lack of social mobility of some groups has a spatial dimension. It is thought that those living in the most deprived neighbourhoods are the least likely to achieve upward mobility because of a range of negative neighbourhood effects. Most studies investigating such effects only identify correlations between individual...

Spatial mobility and social outcomes

This paper examines the nature and extent of socio-spatial mobility in Great Britain. In contrast with previous studies, we investigate the entire spectrum of moves within and across the hierarchical structure of neighbourhoods. We use data from the British Household Panel Survey to trace moves between neighbourhoods defined using the Indices of Multiple Deprivation. We define...

Ethnic Minority–Majority Unions in Estonia

), Estonian Science Foundation (grant no. 8774) and the NORFACE research programme on Migration in EuropeSocial, Economic, Cultural and Policy Dynamics. Maarten van Ham contributed to this paper while working

Right to buy … time to move? investigating the moving behaviour of right to buy owners in the UK

Research Council (ESRC) (RES-000-22-2460). We would also like to thank the anonymous referees who have commented on the original research proposal and on the end-of-award report for the ESRC. Maarten van Ham

Factors Shaping Workplace Segregation Between Natives and Immigrants

Research on segregation of immigrant groups is increasingly turning its attention from residential areas toward other important places, such as the workplace, where immigrants can meet and interact with members of the native population. This article examines workplace segregation of immigrants. We use longitudinal, georeferenced Swedish population register data, which enables us...

Regional Differences in Spatial Flexibility: Long Commutes and Job Related Migration Intentions in the Netherlands

Maarten Van Ham 0 Pieter Hooimeijer 0 0 P. Hooimeijer Faculty of Geosciences, Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht (URU), Utrecht University , P.O. Box 80.115, 3508 TC Utrecht, The

Behavioural responses to neighbourhood reputations

Most research on the effect of neighbourhood reputations focuses on the influence on attitudes and behaviour of non-residents. Much less attention is paid to the possible effects of a poor neighbourhood reputation on behaviour of residents. In order to get a better understanding of the effect of neighbourhoods on its residents (the so-called neighbourhood effects) and the role of...