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Assessing the evidence on neighborhood effects from Moving to Opportunity

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  • Aliprantis, Dionissi

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This paper investigates the assumptions under which various parameters can be identified by the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) housing mobility experiment. Joint models of potential outcomes and selection into treatment are used to clarify the current interpretation of empirical evidence, distinguishing program effects from neighborhood effects. It is shown that MTO only identifi es a restricted subset of the neighborhood effects of interest, with empirical evidence presented that MTO does not identify effects from moving to high quality neighborhoods. One implication is that programs designed around measures other than poverty might have larger effects than MTO.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its series Working Paper with number 1122R.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcwp:1122:x:1

Note: This paper has been substantially revised. For the new version see WP no. 1233.
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  1. Dionissi Aliprantis & Francisca G.-C. Richter, 2012. "Local average neighborhood effects from moving to opportunity," Working Paper 1208, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  2. Thomas A. Garrett, 2011. "A Federal Reserve System conference on research in applied microeconomics," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Nov, pages 455-462.
  3. Dionissi Aliprantis, 2011. "Community-Based Well Maintenance in Rural Haiti," OVE Working Papers, Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) 0611, Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE).
  4. Dionissi Aliprantis, 2013. "Human capital in the inner city," Working Paper 1302, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  5. Dionissi Aliprantis, 2013. "Covariates and causal effects: the problem of context," Working Paper 1310, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  6. Matthew Klesta & Frank Manzo & Francisca G-C Richter & Mark S Sniderman, 2013. "Low-income-rental-housing programs in the Fourth District," Working Paper 1311, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  7. Dionissi Aliprantis & Daniel Carroll, 2012. "Neighborhood dynamics and the distribution of opportunity," Working Paper 1212, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  8. Gregory Price, 2013. "Hurricane Katrina as an Experiment in Housing Mobility and Neighborhood Effects: Were the Relocated Poor Black Evacuees Better-Off?," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, Springer, vol. 40(2), pages 121-143, June.

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