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April 27, 2020

Disparities in Mobility Across Chicago Neighborhodds


Harris School postdoctoral scholar Jamie Saxon speaks about his research regarding the disparity in mobility across neighbourhoods in Chicago during the lockdown.

Atman Mehta / The Chicago Maroon

Harris School postdoctoral scholar James Saxon speaks about his research on the mobility of neighbourhoods in Chicago during the lockdown. Here's what he found: 

  • Neighborhoods with African American or Hispanic majority residents spent 20% more time outside home than others
  • Such disparities were prevalent across income, race, and educational attainment
  • Moreover, these trends were the reverse before the lockdown: areas of the city as parks, the downtown area, etc. were accessed predominantly by those who were white, rich, or held high educational degrees

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