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School segregation and the foreclosure crisis

Keith Ihlanfeldt () and Tom Mayock

Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2018, vol. 68, issue C, 277-290

Abstract: One overlooked consequence of America's foreclosure crisis is the impact it had on school segregation. Using data on Florida schools, we find that the crisis reduced the racial segregation of elementary schools by opening up affordable housing opportunities to black families in predominantly white neighborhoods. Our analysis has the added importance of providing a natural experiment testing whether more affordable housing in predominantly white school attendance zones will decrease segregation.

Keywords: School segregation; Housing; Foreclosure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 I24 G21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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