Neighbourhoods, households and income dynamics: a semi-parametric investigation of neighbourhood effects
AbstractUsing a unique data set, we present evidence on income trajectories of people living in micro-neighbourhoods. We investigate neighbourhood influences making as few parametric assumptions as possible. The article offers a number of advances. We exploit a data set that is large, representative, longitudinal, with very local neighbourhoods. We analyse income growth over 1-, 5- and 10-year windows. We analyse the whole distribution of income growth and track large gainers and losers as well as averages. We consider the appropriate definition of neighbourhood. We find no evidence of a negative relationship between neighbourhood disadvantage and subsequent income growth; indeed, some evidence of a positive relationship. Copyright 2007, Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 7 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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- Bolster, Anne & Burgess, Simon & Johnston, Ron & Jones, Kelvyn & Propper, Carol & Sarker, Rebecca, 2004. "Neighbourhoods, Households and Income Dynamics: A Semi-Parametric Investigation of Neighbourhood Effects," CEPR Discussion Papers 4611, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Anne Bolster & Simon Burgess & Ron Johnston & Kelvyn Jones & Carol Propper & Rebecca Sarker, 2004. "Neighbourhoods, Households and Income Dynamics: A Semi-Parametric Investigation of Neighbourhood Effects," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 04/106, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - General
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