Opportunities, Race, and Urban Location: The Influence of John Kain
AbstractToday, no economist studying the spatial economy of urban areas would ignore the effects of race on housing markets and labor market opportunities, but this was not always the case. Through what can be seen as a consistent and integrated research plan, John Kain developed many central ideas of urban economics but, more importantly, legitimized and encouraged scholarly consideration of the geography of racial opportunities. His provocative (and prescient) study of the linkage between housing segregation and the labor market opportunities of Blacks was a natural outgrowth of his prior work on employment decentralization and housing constraints on Black households. His more recent program of research on school outcomes employing detailed administrative data was an extension of the same empirical interest in how the economic opportunities of minority households vary with location. This paper identifies the influence of John Kain's ideas on different areas of research and suggests that his scientific work was thoroughly interrelated.
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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.
- Glaeser, Eric L. & Hanushek, Eric A. & Quigley, John M., 2004. "Opportunities, Race, and Urban Location: the Influence of John Kain," Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy, Working Paper Series qt8798t4jv, Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy.
- 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.
- R2 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis
- J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
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- NEP-HPE-2004-02-29 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-URE-2004-02-29 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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- 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.
- 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, October.
- 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, October.
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