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Does public housing occupancy increase unemployment?

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  • Florence Goffette-Nagot

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    (GATE, University of Lyon, CNRS, ENS-LSH, Centre Léon Bérard, France)

  • Claire Dujardin

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    (Université catholique de Louvain, CORE)

Abstract

In order to test for the effect of public housing occupancy on unemployment, we estimate a simultaneous probit model of unemployment and public housing. On a first sample, we instrument public housing with the gender composition of children. On a second sample, the instrument is the share of public housing at the city level. We also perform a robustness check that consists in measuring the correlation between unobservables that could explain the effect of public housing on unemployment. As the corresponding level of correlation is low, this check reinforces our result of no effect of public housing on unemployment.

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Paper provided by Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique (GATE), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Université Lyon 2, Ecole Normale Supérieure in its series Working Papers with number 0833.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Keywords: Public housing; unemployment; simultaneous probit models; instrumental variables;

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  1. David G. Blanchflower & Andrew J. Oswald, 2013. "Does High Home-Ownership Impair the Labor Market?," Working Paper Series WP13-3, Peterson Institute for International Economics.
  2. Florence Goffette-Nagot & Modibo Sidibé, 2013. "Housing wealth accumulation : The role of public housing," Working Papers 1343, Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique (GATE), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Université Lyon 2, Ecole Normale Supérieure.
  3. DUJARDIN, Claire & GOFFETTE-NAGOT, Florence, 2009. "Neighborhood effects on unemployment ? A test à la Altonji," CORE Discussion Papers 2009084, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).

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