Etnische minderheden, stedelijke armoede, gettovorming
Trefwoorden:Netherlands, Cities, Urban Areas, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Housing Policy, immigrant minorities' concentration, large Dutch cities, policy implications
SamenvattingChanging urban housing markets coupled with the social & demographic composition & personal preferences of immigrants have been responsible for the concentration of immigrant minorities in the older districts of the four largest cities in the Netherlands. Eventually, housing distribution procedures will disperse these groups. While this will prevent the districts from becoming ghettos, it will also hinder immigrant communities in developing their own infrastructure. Thus, the concept of nondiscrimination will clash with that of a multiethnic society. Public policy clearly gives preference to the former, & merely pays lip service to the latter. It is asserted that the present approach reinforces socioeconominic rather than ethnic cleavages; the poor, rather than ethnic minority groups, are segregated from mainstream society. 1 Table. Adapted from the source document.