The conference brought together experts in economics, sociology, and geography to discuss the forms, measurement, and impacts of segregation. Segregation can contribute to–and is sometimes considered a direct proxy for–inequality; thus, working to understand segregation is an important part of the Measurement, Interpretation, and Policy (MIP) Network’s mission.
Some researchers at the conference presented theoretical work on different notions of “segregation” and their associated measurement strategies. Others discussed empirical work on the evolution and effects of school, housing, and income segregation. Cross-field dialog was central, enabling all attendees to learn about each others’ methods, findings, and open questions.
To learn more about MIP visit: http://bfi.uchicago.edu/humcap/networks/mip/
For video interviews with MIP members visit: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR-XA68JQHV_hCg9JkF43BmwyPfo-qKYM