Professor Richard Harris (University of Bristol) Dr David Manley (University of Bristol)
The purpose of this session is to showcase and to discuss new data, software and methods for the methods of segregation. The focus is on moving away from measuring (ethnic) segregation at a single scale, using traditional indices, to treating segregation as a multiscale phenomenon. Various methods have been advocated including multilevel, geostatistical and ‘egocentric’ approaches, and software has been developed, including the multilevel index of dissimilarity (MLID) package for R, MLwiN, and Equipop. Gridded population data provide opportunity for scale effects to be considered independent of the varying size and shapes of Census tracts and areas.