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Assessing the evidence on neighborhood effects from Moving to Opportunity

Dionissi Aliprantis

No 1122R, Working Papers (Old Series) from Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Abstract: This paper investigates the assumptions under which various parameters can be identified by the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) housing mobility experiment. Joint models of potential outcomes and selection into treatment are used to clarify the current interpretation of empirical evidence, distinguishing program effects from neighborhood effects. It is shown that MTO only identifi es a restricted subset of the neighborhood effects of interest, with empirical evidence presented that MTO does not identify effects from moving to high quality neighborhoods. One implication is that programs designed around measures other than poverty might have larger effects than MTO.

Keywords: Housing policy; Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2012, Revised 2011-09
Note: This paper has been substantially revised. For the new version see WP no. 1233.
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