The concepts of segregation and social distance have long been used to explain the social environment of stratified residential space. However, the social significant of occupation, though acknowledged, has rarely been applied spatially. In this study, we employed these three concepts to examine the social environment of the entire metropolitan employment space as defined by job location. Smallest space analysis was used to identify and compare the sociospatial segregation produced by workers' occupational distribution in employment and residential spheres. This empirical study focused on metropolitan Tel Aviv, Israel's largest urban area, using the latest available national census. Our findings show that the social milieu of employment differed from that of residence: Blue-collar collar workers were segregated from white-collar workers; managers, clerks, and salespersons formed the core group; and gender and ethnic divisions characterised the sociospatial realm of employment. Overall, most employees changed their social environment when they went to work. The study indicates that spatial segregation, within each sphere and between the two spheres, is intrinsic to the capitalist - patriarchal order.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Environment and Planning A|
|State||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Environmental Science (miscellaneous)