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

PD&R Research Partnerships, October 2016

66 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2017

See all articles by Fredrik Andersson

Fredrik Andersson

Government of the United States of America - 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 Palloni

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Henry Pollakowski

Harvard University

Daniel Weinberg

U.S. Census Bureau

Date Written: October 2016

Abstract

This study estimates the effect of residence in voucher-supported and public housing as a teenager on earnings and incarceration as a young adult. Receiving HUD rental assistance as a teenager yields substantial positive effects on later income from earnings as a young adult. Both living in public housing and living in a housing voucher-subsidized unit lead to positive and significant effects on later earnings for both male and female teenagers. The study found corresponding reductions in the likelihood of adult incarceration with lower mean incarceration rates for both males and females.

Suggested Citation

Andersson, Fredrik and Haltiwanger, John C. and Kutzbach, Mark J. and Palloni, Giordano and Pollakowski, Henry and Weinberg, Daniel, Childhood Housing and Adult Earnings: A Between-Siblings Analysis of Housing Vouchers and Public Housing (October 2016). PD&R Research Partnerships, October 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3055322 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3055322

Fredrik Andersson (Contact Author)

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

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John C. Haltiwanger

University of Maryland - Department of Economics ( email )

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ( email )

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) ( email )

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Mark J. Kutzbach

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ( email )

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Washington, DC 20006

Giordano Palloni

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20005
United States

Henry Pollakowski

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Daniel Weinberg

U.S. Census Bureau ( email )

4600 Silver Hill Road
D.C., WA 20233
United States

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