Brief Can Escaping from Poor Neighborhoods Increase Employment and Earnings?
Elizabeth Cove, Xavier de Souza Briggs, Margery Austin Turner, Cynthia Duarte
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Is there a correlation between exposure to racially integrated, low poverty areas and employment outcomes? Does moving from a poor, inner city neighborhood to a less poor area bring greater proximity to job opportunities, or contacts with new networks of neighbors who might steer movers to jobs? Does living in a community where more people work increase motivation to work or to increase income? In examining these questions for the MTO experimental movers, this brief finds that factors in addition to where people live affect their employment and earnings.
Research Areas Education Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Families Social safety net Workforce Housing
Tags Workforce development Federal housing programs and policies Poverty Economic well-being Housing markets Job opportunities
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center