Between friends and strangers: Schelling-like residential dynamics in a haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem

Shlomit Flint, Itzhak Benenson, Nurit Alfasi, Yefim Bakman

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Abstract

This study examines how non-economic inter- and intra-group relationships are reflected in residential pattern of the area. Our case, the Haredi community, is composed of sects, and residential preferences of the Haredi sect members are highly affected by the need to live among friends - other members of the same sect. Based on the residential records at resolution of single family and apartment that cover the period of 25 years we study residential dynamics in Sanhedria, an old yet attractive neighborhood in the inner core of Jerusalem. We reveal and analyze powerful Schelling-like mechanisms of residential segregation at the apartment building and the near neighborhood level. Taken together, these mechanisms are candidates for explaining the dynamics of residential segregation in Sanhedria during 1983-2008.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmergent phenomena in housing markets
Subtitle of host publicationGentrification, housing search, polarization
PublisherPhysica-Verlag
Pages103-126
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783790828641
ISBN (Print)3790828637, 9783790828634
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)

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