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

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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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  • Jie Chen, 2013. "Housing tenure, residential mobility and adolescents’ education achievement: evidence from Sweden," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 50(1), pages 275-294, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:50:y:2013:i:1:p:275-294
    DOI: 10.1007/s00168-011-0478-9
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    1. Stephen Whelan, 2017. "Does homeownership affect education outcomes?," IZA World of Labor, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), pages 342-342, April.

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    Keywords

    R20; R23; R31;

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    • R20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - General
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • R31 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Housing Supply and Markets

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