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Durham and Gentrification: Assessing the Impact of Displacement in the Bull City

dc.contributor.advisor Timmins, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Ameri, Armin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-25T14:57:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-25T14:57:54Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18401
dc.description.abstract In this paper, I look to Durham, North Carolina, to demonstrate potential harms from gentrification. Using an expansive proprietary dataset, I come to two main conclusions: first, there is a significant link between gentrification and displacement, as low-income renters are constrained by increased prices and are forced to leave their neighborhoods. Second, displaced renters are significantly more likely to move into communities with higher crime rates, worse schools, and increased rates of poverty. These results suggest that the Durham government should enact policies protecting low-income renters and other at-risk groups while also balancing the benefits of gentrification.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject gentrification
dc.subject displacement
dc.subject poverty
dc.subject school quality
dc.title Durham and Gentrification: Assessing the Impact of Displacement in the Bull City
dc.type Honors thesis
dc.department Economics
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