Abstract

Lyons M. Gentrification, socioeconomic change and the geography of displacement. Journal of Urban Affairs 1996; 18 (1): 39-62.

This paper examines the effect of continuing gentrification on household displacement in London. The author analyzes the geography and selectivity of migration. She found that long-range displacement from gentrifying areas affects progressively higher status households. Migrations over short distances are characteristic of low status households. This bifurcation is explored in relation to the integration of structure-based and agency-based approaches to the explanation of gentrification.