Brief Do Better Neighborhoods for MTO Families Mean Better Schools?
Kadija Ferryman, Xavier de Souza Briggs, Susan J. Popkin, Maria Rendon
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One expected benefit of moving poor families from the concentrated poverty of some inner city neighborhoods to better, less poor neighborhoods, was that the children would attend better schools, with more resources and more advantaged peers who might be models for hard work and higher achievement. This brief looks at the schools MTO children attended after their move, how they did or did not differ from the schools in their pre-move neighborhoods, and what factors mattered to families choosing schools for their children.
Research Areas Education Race and equity Children and youth Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Housing markets K-12 education Child welfare Racial segregation Secondary education Racial barriers to housing Racial equity in education
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center