School Segregation and the Foreclosure Crisis

34 Pages Posted: 28 May 2017

See all articles by Keith R. Ihlanfeldt

Keith R. Ihlanfeldt

Florida State University - Department of Economics

Tom Mayock

UNC Charlotte; Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Date Written: May 26, 2017

Abstract

One overlooked consequence of America's foreclosure crisis is the impact it had on school segregation. Using data on Florida schools, we find that the crisis reduced the racial segregation of elementary schools by opening up affordable housing opportunities to black families in predominantly white neighborhoods. Our analysis has the added importance of providing a natural experiment testing whether more affordable housing in predominantly white school attendance zones will decrease segregation.

Keywords: School Segregation, Housing, Foreclosure

JEL Classification: R00, I24, G21

Suggested Citation

Ihlanfeldt, Keith and Mayock, Tom, School Segregation and the Foreclosure Crisis (May 26, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2975490 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2975490

Keith Ihlanfeldt

Florida State University - Department of Economics ( email )

Tallahassee, FL 30306-2180
United States

Tom Mayock (Contact Author)

UNC Charlotte ( email )

Charlotte, NC 28223
United States

Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) ( email )

400 7th St Sw
Washington, DC 20219-0001
United States

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