publication . Research . 2017

Neighborhood choices, neighborhood effects and housing vouchers

Kegon Teng Kok Tan;
  • Published: 17 Jan 2017
Abstract
We study how households choose neighborhoods, how neighborhoods affect child ability, and how housing vouchers influence neighborhood choices and child outcomes. We use two new panel data sets with tract-level detail for Los Angeles county to estimate a dynamic model of optimal tract-level location choice for renting households and, separately, the impact of living in a given tract on child test scores (which we call "child ability" throughout). We simulate optimal location choices and changes in child ability of the poorest households in our sample under various housing-voucher policies. We demonstrate that a Moving-to-Opportunity type voucher, in which people ...
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free text keywords: I24, I31, I38, J13, R23, R38, Neighborhood Choice, Neighborhood Effects, Moving to Opportunity, Vouchers, ddc:330
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publication . Research . 2017

Neighborhood choices, neighborhood effects and housing vouchers

Kegon Teng Kok Tan;