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Social housing, neighborhood quality and student performance

Weinhardt, Felix (2014) Social housing, neighborhood quality and student performance. Journal of Urban Economics, 82. pp. 12-31. ISSN 0094-1190

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jue.2014.06.001

Abstract

Children who grow up in deprived neighborhoods underperform at school and later in life but whether there is a causal link remains contested. This study estimates the short-term effect of very deprived neighborhoods, characterized by a high density of social housing, on the educational attainment of fourteen years old students in England. To identify the causal impact, this study exploits the timing of moving into these neighborhoods. I argue that the timing can be taken as exogenous because of long waiting lists for social housing in high-demand areas. Using this approach, I find no evidence for negative short-term effects on teenage test scores.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-urban-...
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Divisions: Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
L Education > L Education (General)
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I21 - Analysis of Education
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J18 - Public Policy
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R29 - Other
Sets: Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 09:54
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 10:56
Funders: Open Access funded by Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57825

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