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Neighbourhoods, Households and Income Dynamics: A Semi-Parametric Investigation of Neighbourhood Effects

Anne Bolster, Simon Burgess (), Ron Johnston, Kelvyn Jones, Carol Propper and Rebecca Sarker

No 4611, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: Using a unique dataset, we present evidence on income trajectories of people living in micro neighbourhoods. We place bounds on the influence of neighbourhood making as few parametric assumptions as possible. The Paper offers a number of advances. We exploit a dataset that is large, representative, longitudinal with very local neighbourhoods. We analyse income growth over one, five- and ten-year windows. We analyse the whole distribution of income growth and track large gainers and losers as well as average outcomes. We consider the appropriate definition of neighbourhood. We find little evidence of a negative relationship between neighbourhood and subsequent income growth.

Keywords: income dynamics; neighbourhood effects; small scale neighbourhoods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 I30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo and nep-ure
Date: 2004-09
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