Spatial Segregation and Social Differentiation in China

  • Dudley L. PostonJr.
  • Michael Micklin
  • Jing Shu
Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE)


One of sociological human ecology’s classic hypotheses asserts the existence of a positive relationship between residence and social status. The more similar people to each other in social characteristics, the closer they live to one another. In this chapter, we test this hypothesis with 1982 data on the Han majority and each of the fifty-five minority nationalities of the People’s Republic of China. We expect that the more socially similar a minority group is to the Han majority, the less residentially segregated it will be from the Han majority.


Minority Group Minority Population American Sociological Review Residential Segregation Spatial Segregation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dudley L. PostonJr.
    • 1
  • Michael Micklin
    • 2
  • Jing Shu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SociologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Biobehavioral and Social Sciences, Center for Scientific ReviewNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Bureau of Immigration ResearchSouth CarltonVictoriaAustralia

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