Housing Price Collapse Worsens the Opportunities for Educational Attainment for the Young in Cities Nationwide

9 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2015

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I-Ling Shen

Catholic University of Louvain (UCL); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

James R. Barth

Auburn University; Milken Institute

Date Written: June 8, 2015

Abstract

The issues of most importance to Latinos, according to a recent poll, are the economy/job creation, immigration reform, and education reform. Education reform is of particular importance because of the close correlation between educational achievement of individuals and greater employment and income prospects for them.

Many people may believe that high high-school dropout rates for young people are due to the fact they live in cities with a relatively heavy concentration of Latinos. But this would be a mistake. It is not ethnicity or race that is the driving force in explaining differences in dropout rates in cities throughout the country.

Keywords: Housing Prices, Educational Attainment, Young People, Job Opportunities

Suggested Citation

Shen, I-Ling and Barth, James R., Housing Price Collapse Worsens the Opportunities for Educational Attainment for the Young in Cities Nationwide (June 8, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2615950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2615950

I-Ling Shen

Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) ( email )

Place Montesquieu, 3
Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348
Belgium

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

James R. Barth (Contact Author)

Auburn University ( email )

415 West Magnolia Avenue
Auburn, AL 36849
United States
334-844-2469 (Phone)
334-844-4960 (Fax)

Milken Institute ( email )

1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States

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