Urban Poverty and Juvenile Crime: Evidence from a Randomized Housing-Mobility Experiment
This paper uses data from a randomized housing-mobility experiment to study the effects of relocating families from high- to low-poverty neighborhoods on juvenile crime. Our outcome measures are juvenile arrest records taken from government administrative data. We find that providing families with the opportunity to move to lower-poverty neighborhoods substantially reduces violent criminal behavior by teens. We also find that moves to very low-poverty areas (with rates under 10 percent) may cause an increase in property crime offending, at least in the short term. To download a Brookings Institution policy brief of this paper, please visit the Brookings Institution's site.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||08 Feb 2000|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://www.jcpr.org/wp/ByDate.html
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wop:jopovw:158. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Thomas Krichel)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.