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Housing and ethnicity in the post-Soviet City: Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
2006 (English)In: Urban Studies, ISSN 0042-0980, E-ISSN 1360-063X, Vol. 43, no 10, 1757-1778 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Despite egalitarian aims, considerable social and ethnic segregation existed in countries with central planning. To date, however, research on residential segregation in the former state socialist countries of east central Europe and the former Soviet Union has been limited and has focused mainly on major metropolitan or capital-city areas and on social segregation. The aim of this study is to analyse ethnic post-Soviet segregation in housing in the medium-sized industrial city of Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. The paper uses data from the sample survey Cities of the Rudnyi Altay, and linear and logistic regression to analyse segregation by dwelling type, housing size and facilities between Kazakhs, Russians and other ethnic groups. The study reveals that the housing conditions of Kazakhs are considerably worse than those of both Russians and other ethnic groups.

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2006. Vol. 43, no 10, 1757-1778 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9727DOI: 10.1080/00420980600838150ISI: 000240240400005OAI: diva2:428854
Available from: 2011-07-01 Created: 2011-07-01 Last updated: 2011-07-01Bibliographically approved

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