t-test of Equality of Group Mean Indices of Racial Segregation in Low-Income Housing
|Classification Categories||N of Cases||Mean||STD|
|Group A: 1938-1962||6||0.24||0.060|
|Group B: 1977-1992||2||0.18||0.021|
|Equal Variances: F′ = 8.13||Prob = F′ = 0.520|
|Group A: 1938-1962||6||0.35||0.048|
|Group B: 1977-1992||2||0.22||0.098|
|Equal Variances: F′ = 4.10||Prob > F′ = 0.197|
graphic groups (i.e., the elderly) undermined efforts to effectively desegregate existing housing projects as prescribed by the federal antidiscrimination legislation. 5
The analysis of trends in segregation indicates that the level of income separation in low-income housing declined significantly immediately after the civil rights and fair housing legislation of the mid to late 1960s. Patterns of racial occupancy of housing projects changed for a time from an almost complete separation of tenants by race to very modest levels of interracial housing.
Structurally, the change in the level of racial segregation was not uniform across census regions. During the pre-civil rights period, the level of racial segregation of tenants was lowest in the Northeast and Midwest and highest in the South. After the civil rights reforms of the 1960s, the level of segregation of tenants was highest in the Northeast and Midwest and lowest in the South and West. In some Northeast PHAs, including those of New York City and Philadelphia, there was a change from a relatively high degree of racial
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Publication information: Book title: Segregation in Federally Subsidized Low-Income Housing in the United States. Contributors: Modibo Coulibaly - Author, Rodney D. Green - Author, David M. James - Author. Publisher: Praeger Publishers. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 129.
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