Isolation index

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An isolation index is a measure of the segregation of the activities of multiple populations. They have been used in studies of racial segregation[1] and ideological segregation.[2][3]

Examples of isolation indices include Lieberson's isolation index and Bell's isolation index.[4]


  1. ^ "Racial Residential Segregation Measurement Project". Population Studies Center, University of Michigan. 
  2. ^ Chadwick Matlin; Jeremy Singer-Vine; Chris Wilson (April 29, 2010). "Escape From the Echo Chamber". Slate magazine. 
  3. ^ Matthew Gentzkow; Jesse M. Shapiro (April 13, 2010). "Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 10-19: Ideological Segregation Online and Offline". Chicago Booth Initiative on Global Markets. SSRN 1588920Freely accessible. 
  4. ^ Robinson, V. (1980). "Lieberson's Isolation Index; A Case Study Evaluation". Area. 12 (4): 307–312. doi:10.2307/20001630. JSTOR 20001630. 

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