Inequality on the IncreaseTrajectories of Privilege and Inequality in Madrid

  1. Sorando, Daniel 1
  2. Uceda, Pedro 1
  3. Domínguez, Marta 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2183-2803

Year of publication: 2021

Issue Title: Vicious Circle of Segregation: Understanding the Connectedness of Spatial Inequality across Generations and Life Domains

Volume: 9

Issue: 2

Pages: 104-116

Type: Article

DOI: 10.17645/SI.V9I2.3845 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Scopus Cited by: 11 (02-03-2024)
  • Dialnet Métricas Cited by: 2 (25-02-2024)
  • Web of Science Cited by: 9 (14-10-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 11 (28-02-2024)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2021
  • Journal Impact Factor: 1.543
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 1.462
  • Article influence score: 0.693
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 72/112 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2021
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.469
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: Sociology and Political Science Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 385/1374
  • Area: Social Psychology Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 149/302


  • Social Sciences: A

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2021
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 2.5
  • Area: Sociology and Political Science Percentile: 75
  • Area: Social Psychology Percentile: 52

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Year 2021
  • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.96
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 85/264


(Data updated as of 28-02-2024)
  • Total citations: 11
  • Recent citations (2 years): 8
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 7.94


In Spain, housing is one of the main axes of social inequality. Its position within Spain’s economic model and welfare system is key to understanding why its financialization at the beginning of the 21st century had such different consequences among residents as well as territorially. In this context, from 2001 to 2011, Madrid became one of the most segregated metropolitan areas in Europe. This article delves into how both housing and its location organise inequality in different social spheres and reproduce it over time. To this end, the geography of this inequality is analysed in different social residential trajectories, along with how segregation produces its own dynamics of inequality. The analysis is based on census data and applies a combination of factor and cluster analyses. The results reveal important processes of social residential marginalisation articulated by the interaction between high international immigration and the spatial manifestation of the housing bubble. The main socio-spatial result of this process is the disappearance of mixed social spaces in Madrid, previously located in the centre of the city. This dynamic produces opposite territories in terms of advantage and disadvantage in different spheres linked to social inequality such as education, health, leisure, care and even prejudice. In the process, impoverished immigrants disperse towards the neighbourhoods that concentrate the greatest disadvantages in each of these spheres.