Show simple item record Agostino, Rebecca 2011-04-18T15:44:13Z 2011-04-18T15:44:13Z 2011-04-18
dc.description Honors Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores how the demolitions of particularly distressed public housing units, through the Home Ownership for People Everywhere (HOPE VI) grants program, have affected academic outcomes for children in adjacent neighborhoods in Durham and Wilmington, North Carolina. I measure neighborhood-level changes and individual effects through regression analysis. All students in demolition communities are compared to those in control communities: census blocks in the same cities with public housing units that were not demolished. Those in the Durham experiment community experienced statistically significant gains when compared to those in the control communities; the effect is insignificant in Wilmington. en_US
dc.subject Public Housing en_US
dc.subject HOPE VI en_US
dc.subject School performance en_US
dc.subject Neighborhood Effects en_US
dc.subject Distressed Housing en_US
dc.title Neighborhood Effects and School Performance: The Impact of Public Housing Demolitions on Children in North Carolina en_US
dc.department Economics en_US

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