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Why reducing urban traffic congestion can help the American middle class

Hou, Yuting (2018) Why reducing urban traffic congestion can help the American middle class. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Jun 2018). Website.

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Abstract

No-one likes to be stuck in traffic - but what are the larger effects of delays due to congestion beyond just being late for work? Using data from Los Angeles, Yuting Hou examines how these sorts of delays influence house prices. She finds that peak-period congestion delays are linked to lower house prices because they make jobs less accessible. The negative effects of these delays are most felt in middle income neighborhoods compared to low and high income areas.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/06/01/why-re...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
JEL classification: R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R13 - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 10:28
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90715

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