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Reynolds Farley's Select Publications


Farley, Reynolds, and John Haaga. 2005. The American People: Census 2000. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, Sheldon H. Danziger, and Harry J. Holzer. 2000. Detroit Divided. New York: Russell Sage. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Farley, Reynolds. 2011. "The Waning of American Apartheid?" Contexts, 10(3): 36-43. American Sociological Association. Abstract. PDF.

Krysan, Maria, Mick P. Couper, Reynolds Farley, and Tyrone A. Forman. 2009. "Does Race Matter in Neighborhood Preferences? Results from a Video Experiment." American Journal of Sociology, 115(2): 527-559. DOI. Abstract.

Krysan, Maria, Reynolds Farley, and Mick P. Couper. 2008. "In the Eye of the Beholder." DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race , 5(1): 5-26. DOI. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 2006. "Comment on Donald R. Haurin and Hazel A. Morrow-Jones's "The impact of real estate market knowledge on tenure choice: A comparison of black and white households." Housing Policy Debate, 17(4): 671-680.

Logan, John R., B.J. Stults, and Reynolds Farley. 2004. "Segregation of Minorities in the Metropolis: Two Decades of Change." Demography, 41(1): 1-22. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, and Maria Krysan. 2002. "The Residential Preferences of Blacks: Do They Explain Persistent Segregation?" Social Forces, 80(3): 937-980. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, and R. Alba. 2002. "The New Second Generation in the United States." International Migration Review, 36(3): 669-701. Abstract.

Hirschman, C., R. Alba, and Reynolds Farley. 2000. "The Meaning and Measurement of Race in the US Census: Glimpses into the Future." Demography, 37(3): 381-393. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 2000. "Couting on the Census? Race, Group Identity, and the Evasion of Politics." Population and Development Review, 26(3): 606-609.

Farley, Reynolds, Elaine Fielding, and M. Krysan. 1997. "The Residential Preferences of Blacks and Whites: A Four-Metropolis Analysis." Housing Policy Debate, 8(4): 763-800.

Farley, Reynolds. 1997. "Racial Trends and Differences in the United States 30 Years After the Civil Rights Decade." Social Science Research, 26(3): 235-262.

Frey, William H., and Reynolds Farley. 1996. "Latino, Asian, and Black Segregation in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Are Multiethnic Metros Different?" Demography, 33(1): 35-50. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1996. "Age of Extremes: A Revisionist Perspective." Demography, 33(4): 417-420.

Farley, Reynolds. 1996. "Racial Differences in the Search for Housing: Do Whites and Blacks Use the Same Techniques to Find Housing?" Housing Policy Debate, 7(2): 367-385. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1995. "Looking for the Last Percent-The Controversy Over Census Undercounts-Choldin, HM." Public Opinion Quarterly, 59(3): 450-452.

Farley, Reynolds, and William H. Frey. 1994. "Changes in the Segregation of Whites from Blacks during the 1980s: Small Steps Toward a More Integrated Society." American Sociological Review, 59(1): 23-45. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, Charlotte Steeh, Maira Krysan, Tara Jackson, and Keith Reeves. 1994. "Stereotypes and Segregation: Neighborhoods in the Detroit Area." American Journal of Sociology, 100(3): 750-80. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1992. "Streetwise-Race, Class, and Change in an Urban-Commuinty-Anderson, E." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 524: 215-217.

Farley, Reynolds. 1991. "The New Census Question about Ancestry: What Did It Tell Us?" Demography, 28(3): 411-29. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1990. "Blacks, Hispanics and White Ethnic Groups: Are Blacks Uniquely Disadvantaged?" The American Economic Review, 80(2): 237-41. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1988. "After the Starting Line: Blacks and Women in an Uphill Race." Demography, 25(4): 477-95.

Allen, Walter R., and Reynolds Farley. 1986. "The Shifting Social and Economic Tides of Black America. 1950-1980." The Annual Review of Sociology , 12: 277-306. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1985. "Two Steps Forward and Two Back? Recent Changes in the Social and Economic status of Blacks." Ethnic and Racial Studies, 8(1): 4-28.

Farley, Reynolds. 1985. "Understanding Racial Differences and Trends: How SIPP Can Assist." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 13(3-4): 245-61. Abstract.

Neidert, Lisa, and Reynolds Farley. 1985. "Assimilation in the United States: An Analysis of Ethnic and Generation Differences in Status and Achievement." American Sociological Review, 50(6): 840-50. Abstract.

Langberg, M., and Reynolds Farley. 1985. "Residential Segregation of Asian Americans in 1980." Sociology and Social Research, 70(1): 71-5.

Farley, Reynolds, and S.M. Bianchi. 1983. "The Growing Gap between Blacks." American Demographics, 5(7): 14-18.

Farley, Reynolds. 1982. "The White Flight Controversy: Policy Implications." Research in Sociology of Education and Socialization, 3: 207-32.

Farley, Reynolds, S.M. Bianchi, and D. Spain. 1982. "Racial Inequalities in Housing: An Examination of Recent Trends." Demography, 19(1): 37-51. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1980. "The Long Road: Blacks and Whites in America." American Demographics, 2(2): 11-17.

Farley, Reynolds. 1980. "Homicide Trends in the United States." Demography, 17(2): 177-88. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, T. Richards, and C. Wurdock. 1980. "School Desegregation and White Flight: An Investigation of Competing Models and their Discrepant Findings." Sociology of Education, 53(3): 123-39. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, and D. Calasanto. 1980. "Racial Residential Segregation: Is It by Misinformation about Housing Costs?" Social Science Quarterly, 61(3-4): 623-36.

Farley, Reynolds, S. Bianchi, and D. Colasanto. 1979. "Barriers to the Racial Integration of Neighborhoods: The Detroit Case." The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 441: 97-113. Abstract.

Bianchi, S., and Reynolds Farley. 1979. "Racial Differences in Family Living Arrangements and Economic Well-Being: An Analysis of Recent Trends." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 41(3): 537-51. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, Howard Schuman, S. Bianchi, Diane Colasanto, and S. Hatchett. 1978. "Chocolate City, Vanilla Suburbs: Will the Trend toward Racially Separate Communities Continue?" Social Science Research, 7(4): 319-44. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1977. "Trends in Racial Inequalities: Have the Gains of the 1960s Disappeared in the 1970s?" American Sociological Review, 42(2): 189-208. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1977. "Residential Segregation in Urbanized Areas of the United States in 1970: An Analysis of Social Class and Racial Differences." Demography, 14(4): 497-518. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1976. "Is Coleman Right?" Social Policy, 6(4): 1-16.

Farley, Reynolds. 1975. "Population Trends and School Segregation in the Detroit Area." Wayne Law Review, 21(3): 867-902.

Farley, Reynolds. 1975. "Residential Segregation and Its Implications for School Integration." Law and Contemporary Problems, 39(1): 164-93.

Farley, Reynolds, and Alma F. Taeuber. 1974. "Racial Segregation in the Public Schools." American Journal of Sociology, 79(4): 888-905. DOI. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1974. "Racial Integration in the Public Schools, 1967 to 1972: Assessing the Effect of Governmental Policies." Sociological Focus, 8(1): 3-26.

Hermalin, Albert, and Reynolds Farley. 1973. "The Potential for Residential Integration in Cities and Suburbs: Implications for the Busing Controversy." American Sociological Review, 38: 595-619. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, and Albert Hermalin. 1972. "The 1960's: A Decade of Progress for Blacks?" Demography, 9(3): 353-70. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1971. "Family Types and Family Headship: A Comparison of Trends among Blacks and Whites." The Journal of Human Resources, 6(3): 275-96. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1971. "Indicators of Recent Demographic Change among Blacks." Social Biology, 18: 341-58.

Farley, Reynolds. 1970. "The Changing Distribution of Negroes within Metropolitan Areas: The Emergence of Black Suburbs." American Journal of Sociology, 75(4): 512-29. DOI. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1970. "Fertility among Urban Blacks." Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly, 40(2): 183-206.

Farley, Reynolds, and Albert Hermalin. 1970. "Family Stability: A Comparison of Trends between Blacks and Whites." American Sociological Review, 36: 1-17. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. 1968. "The Urbanization of Negroes in the United States." Journal of Social History, 1(3): 241-58.

Farley, Reynolds, and K. Taeuber. 1968. "Population Trends and Residential Segregation Since 1960." Science, 159(3818): 953-956. DOI.

Farley, Reynolds. 1968. "The Quality of Demographic Data for Nonwhites." Demography, 5(1): 1-10. Abstract.


Farley, Reynolds. 2008. "Racial Identities in 2000: The Response to the Multiple-Race Response Option." In Social stratification : class, race, and gender in sociological perspective edited by David B. Grusky, Ku, Manwai C., Szelényi, Szonja. :624-631. Boulder: Westview Press.

Farley, Reynolds. 2004. "Identifying with multiple races: a social movement that succeeded but failed?" In The Changing Terrain of Race and Ethnicity edited by Maria Krysan and Amanda E. Lewis. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Farley, Reynolds. 2003. "Detroit in 2000: Racial, Economic, and Geographic Trends in a Polarized Metropolis." In Racial Liberalism and the Politics of Urban America edited by Curtis Stokes and Theresa Meléndez. Pp. 295-324. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.

Farley, Reynolds. 2003. "Immigration Is Not Harmful." In Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class : the Sociology of Group Conflict and Change edited by Joseph F Healey. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.

Farley, Reynolds. 2002. "Racial Identities in 2000: The Response to the Multiple-Race Response Option." In The New Race Question : How the Census Counts Multiracial Individuals edited by Joe Perlmann and Mary C. Waters. Pp. 33-61. New York: Russell Sage Foundation and Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.

Farley, Reynolds. 2001. "Metropolises of the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality: Social, Economic, Demographic, and Racial Issues in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles." In Urban Inequality : Evidence from Four Cities edited by Alice O' Connor, Chris Tilly and Lawrence D. Bobo. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Farley, Reynolds. 2000. "Demographic, Economic, and Social Trends in a Multicultural America." In New Directions: African Americans in a Diversifying Nation edited by James S. Jackson. Washington DC: National Policy Press.

Conference Proceedings

Farley, Reynolds, Charles Peek, and Sheldon H. Danziger. "Poverty and Prosperity: Trends in the Largest Metropolitan Areas in the 1980s." 1991 Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, Reprint No. 375. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. "Race, Ancestry and Spanish Origin: Findings from the 1980s and Questions for the 1990s." Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, 1990. Reprint No. 349. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, and Lisa Neidert. "The Safety Net in 1985: An Examination of the Consequences of Federal Transfer Programs." Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Social Statistics Section, 1986. Reprint No. 283.

Levin, M.J., and Reynolds Farley. "Historical Comparability of Ethnic Designations in the United States." Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Social Science Section, 1982. Reprint No. 222.

Wurdock, C., and Reynolds Farley. "School Integration and Enrollments in the Nation's Largest Cities: An Analysis of Recent Trends." Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, 1979. Reprint No. 183.

PSC Reports

Farley, Reynolds. 2010. "Michigan's Demographic Outlook: Implications for the University of Michigan." PSC Research Report No. 10-699. April 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Farley, Reynolds. 2008. "The Kerner Commission Report Plus Four Decades: What Has Changed? What Has Not?" PSC Research Report No. 08-656. September 2008. Abstract. PDF.

Farley, Reynolds, Mick P. Couper, and Maria Krysan. 2007. "Race and Revitalization in the Rust Belt: A Motor City Story." PSC Research Report No. 07-620. April 2007. Abstract. PDF.

Farley, Reynolds. 2002. "Race Reporting in the Census of 2000: How Do Multiracial Groups Compare to Monoracial Groups on Key Characteristics?" PSC Research Report No. 02-516. July 2002. Abstract. PDF.

Farley, Reynolds. 2001. "The Unexpectedly Large Census Count in 2000 and Its Implications." PSC Research Report No. 01-467. February 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Farley, Reynolds. 2001. "Identifying with Multiple Races: A Social Movement that Succeeded but Failed?" PSC Research Report No. 01-491. December 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Frey, William H., and Reynolds Farley. "Latino, Asian, and Black Segregation in Multi-Ethnic Metro Areas: Findings from the 1990 Census." PSC Research Report No. 93-278. April 1993. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, and William H. Frey. "Changes in the Segregation of Whites from Blacks during the 1980s: Small Steps toward a More Integrated Society." PSC Research Report No. 93-285. August 1993. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, and William H. Frey. "Changes in the Segregation of Whites from Blacks during the 1980s: Small Steps toward a More Racially Integrated Society." PSC Research Report No. 92-257. September 1992. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds. "Racial Conflict and Ethnic Issues in the United States: The Melting Pot and the Color Line." PSC Research Report No. 91-224. July 1991. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, Charles W. Peek, and Sheldon H. Danziger. "Poverty and Prosperity: Trends in the Largest Metropolitan Areas in the 1980s." PSC Research Report No. 91-229. September 1991.

Farley, Reynolds. "Race, Ancestry and Spanish Origin: Findings from the 1980s and Questions for the 1990s." PSC Research Report No. 90-192. September 1990. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, and Steven Schechterman. "The Social and Economic Status of Blacks: Does It Vary by Size of Metropolis?" PSC Research Report No. 90-187. December 1989. Abstract.

Farley, Reynolds, and Suzanne M. Bianchi. "The Growing Racial Difference in Marriage and Family Patterns." PSC Research Report No. 87-107. April 1987.

Farley, Reynolds, and Lisa Neidert. "How Effective Was the Melting Pot? An Analysis of Current Ethnic Differences in the United States." PSC Research Report No. 84-68. December 1984.


Farley, Reynolds. 1986. "Assessing Black Progress." Economic Outlook USA, 13(2-3): 14-9.