Evidence of Neighborhood Effects from Moving to Opportunity: LATEs of Neighborhood Quality

38 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2012 Last revised: 14 Dec 2019

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Dionissi Aliprantis

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Francisca Richter

Federal Reserve Bnk of Cleveland

Date Written: December 13, 2019

Abstract

This paper estimates neighborhood effects on adult labor market outcomes using the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) housing mobility experiment. We propose and implement a new strategy for identifying transition-specific effects that exploits identification of the unobserved component of a neighborhood choice model. Estimated Local Average Treatment Effects (LATEs) are large, result from moves between the first and second deciles of the national distribution of neighborhood quality, and pertain to a subpopulation of nine percent of program participants.

Keywords: Neighborhood Effect, Local Average Treatment Effect, Moving to Opportunity

JEL Classification: C31, C36, C50, D04, I38, R23

Suggested Citation

Aliprantis, Dionissi and Richter, Francisca, Evidence of Neighborhood Effects from Moving to Opportunity: LATEs of Neighborhood Quality (December 13, 2019). FRB of Cleveland Working Paper No. 12-08r3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2031641

Dionissi Aliprantis (Contact Author)

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Francisca Richter

Federal Reserve Bnk of Cleveland ( email )

East 6th & Superior
Cleveland, OH 44101-1387
United States

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