The piece highlight’s Esteban’s research on income segregation by neighborhood using used aggregated anonymous location data from mobile phones to estimate the distribution of time that different income groups spend in different venues. This allowed him and his team to identify the regions in America where the rich and poor hardly ever interact.
In the article you can see how NYC and Boston compare on income segregation, and also dig into specific places. For example, check cashing and pawn shops have high income segregation, while science museums and sports stadiums have low income segregation.
Check it out here! AmericanInequality.substack.com/p/income-segregation-and-inequality
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