Suppose that the average White household had an income of $40,000 per year, and that the average Black household had an income of $20,000 per year.

1. Suppose that the average White household had an income of $40,000 per year, and that the average Black household had an income of $20,000 per year. Suppose that there were 50,000 Whites and 50,000 Blacks in the metropolitan area and that all of the employment in the metropolitan area was in the Central Business District.

  1. Using the monocentric model, in general, which group would locate close to the Central Business District? Why? Where would population density be higher? Lower? Why?
  2. Given the information above, if we were measuring segregation with the D index, would it be sensible to expect an index value of 0? If so, why? If not, why not?
  3. Discuss briefly the analytical literature on racial segregation, and whether the patterns observed are likely to be explained entirely by the monocentric model.
 
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