Childhood Housing and Adult Earnings: A Between-Siblings Analysis of Housing Vouchers and Public Housing

69 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2016

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Fredrik Andersson

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

John Haltiwanger

University of Maryland - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Mark J. Kutzbach

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Giordano E Palloni

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Henry Pollakowski

Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Design

Daniel H. Weinberg

DHW Consulting

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Date Written: October 2016

Abstract

We create a national-level longitudinal data set to analyze how children’s participation in public and voucher-assisted housing affects age 26 earnings and adult incarceration. Naïve OLS estimates suggest that returns to subsidized housing participation are negative, but that relationship is driven by household selection into assisted housing. Household fixed-effects estimates indicate that additional years of public housing and voucher-assisted housing increase adult earnings by 4.9% and 4.7% for females and 5.1% and 2.6% for males, respectively. Childhood participation in assisted housing also reduces the likelihood of adult incarceration for males and females from all household race/ethnicity groups.

Suggested Citation

Andersson, Per Fredrik Daniel and Haltiwanger, John C. and Kutzbach, Mark J. and Palloni, Giordano E and Pollakowski, Henry O. and Weinberg, Daniel H., Childhood Housing and Adult Earnings: A Between-Siblings Analysis of Housing Vouchers and Public Housing (October 2016). NBER Working Paper No. w22721. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2850255

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