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Housing tenure, residential mobility and adolescents’ education achievement: evidence from Sweden

  • Jie Chen


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    The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of housing tenure and residential mobility on adolescents’ academic success. Based on longitudinal data analysis from Sweden, we find large disparities of high-school graduation rates from adolescents living in different housing tenures and experiencing different residential mobility. After controlling for a rich set of family, individual and community background variables, a positive homeownership effect and a negative residential move effect are established. The IV method to control for the potential endogeneity of tenure choice does not weaken the estimated effect of homeownership. Based on these findings, relevant policy implications are discussed in the final section. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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    Article provided by Springer & Western Regional Science Association in its journal The Annals of Regional Science.

    Volume (Year): 50 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 275-294

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:50:y:2013:i:1:p:275-294
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