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Schelling’s Checkerboard and Computer Simulators’ Predictions of Spatial Isolation of Group Homes for Persons with Disabilities

Environmental Contexts and Disability

ISBN: 978-1-78441-263-0, eISBN: 978-1-78441-262-3

ISSN: 1479-3547

Publication date: 4 November 2014

Abstract

Social implications

Simulations of an automatic segregative process might offer a baseline or a “null hypothesis” of sorts, allowing us to more fully understand the extent of the social and socioeconomic forces that serve to moderate or override such an automatic process, allowing communities to adjust to group homes’ presence.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgment

The author wishes to thank Luis R. Izquierdo for his kind assistance in the development of the simulators used in this work.

Citation

Robey, K.L. (2014), "Schelling’s Checkerboard and Computer Simulators’ Predictions of Spatial Isolation of Group Homes for Persons with Disabilities", Environmental Contexts and Disability (Research in Social Science and Disability, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 103-122. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-354720140000008006

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