Ethnic Residential Segration in Belgium: testing and adjusting the Ecological Perspective, Spatial Assimilation and the Discrimination Theory.

01 October 2013 → 30 September 2018
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
    • Economic geography
    • Human geography
    • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
    • Urban and regional geography
    • Other social and economic geography
  • Engineering and technology
    • Urban and regional design, development and planning
Ethnic Residential Segregation Discrimination Theory Spatial Assimilation Ecological Perspective
Project description

This research aims at extending the scientific knowledge about the causes of ethnic residential segregation (ERS). More specifically, three traditional (American) theories to explain ERS are tested in and adjusted to the Belgian context. These three theories are the Ecological Perspective, the Spatial Assimilation Thoery and the Discrimination theory.