Opportunities, Race, and Urban Location: the Influence of John Kain
AbstractNo economist studying the spatial economy of urban areas today would ignore the effects of race on housing markets and labor market opportunities, but this was not always the case. John Kain developed much of urban economics but, more importantly, legitimized and encouraged scholarly consideration of the geography of racial opportunities. His provocative study of the linkage between housing segregation and the labor market opportunities of Blacks arose from his work on employment decentralization and constraints on Black residential choice. His later research program on school outcomes was similarly focused in how the economic opportunities of minority households vary with location. John Kainâ€™s scientific work forms a legacy linked by the study of the urban disadvantaged.
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- Glaeser, Edward L. & Hanushek, Eric A. & Quigley, John M., 2004. "Opportunities, race, and urban location: the influence of John Kain," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(1), pages 70-79, July.
- Edward L. Glaeser & Eric A. Hanushek & John M. Quigley, 2004. "Opportunities, Race, and Urban Location: The Influence of John Kain," Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers 2030, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research.
- Edward L. Glaeser & Eric A. Hanushek & John M. Quigley, 2004. "Opportunities, Race, and Urban Location: The Influence of John Kain," NBER Working Papers 10312, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- R2 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis
- J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
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- Gregory K. Ingram & John F. Kain & J. Royce Ginn, 1972. "The Detroit Prototype of the NBER Urban Simulation Model," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number ingr72-1, July.
- Harrison, David Jr. & Kain, John F., 1974. "Cumulative urban growth and urban density functions," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 1(1), pages 61-98, January.
- Kain, John F & Quigley, John Michael, 1972. "Housing Market Discrimination, Homeownership, and Savings Behavior," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 62(3), pages 263-77, June.
- John F. Kain & John M. Quigley, 1975. "Housing Markets and Racial Discrimination: A Microeconomic Analysis," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number kain75-1, July.
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