**Author:**
Reardon, Sean F., & Firebaugh, Glenn

**Title:**
*Measures of Multigroup Segregation*

**University Affiliation:**
Stanford University

**Email:**
sean.reardon@stanford.edu

**Research Question:**
Derive and evaluate a set of six multigroup segregation indices.

**Published:**
Yes

**Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation:**
Sociological Methodology

**Journal Entry:**
Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 33-67

**Year:**
2002

**Findings:**

- Theil's information theory index H is the only one of the six that obeys the principle of transfers in the multigroup case.
- Researchers should use the information theory index H for measuring multigroup segregation, at least when evenness is the conceptual dimension of segregation of interest.

**Scholarship Type**
Journal Article Empirical Research

**Keywords:**
Dissimilarity Index, Inequality, Segregation

**Regions**
National

**Methodologies:**
Quantitative

**Research Designs:**
Mathematical models

**Method of Analysis:**
Mathematical Models

**Sampling Frame:**
National

**Sample Types:**
Nonrandom

**Unit of Analysis:**
Segregation Measure

**Data Types:**
Quantitative

**Data Description:**

- Measures of segregation
- Dissimilarity Index
- Gini Index
- Information Theory Index
- Squared Coefficient of Variation
- Relative Diversity Index
- Normalized Exposure
- Test the following criteria: transfers, exchanges, compositional invariance, additive organizational decomposability, and additive group decomposability.

**Relevance:**