How Common Was Blockbusting in the Postwar U.S.?

Abstract: This article documents the prevalence of blockbusting—the orchestration of racial turnover in urban neighborhoods—throughout many major U.S. cities from the 1950s through the 1970s.

JEL Classification: N32; N92; N22; J15; R31;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Chicago Fed Letter

Publication Date: 2022-07-01

Issue: 468

Pages: 6