ICYMI found "reason for hope" in a groundbreaking experimental study by . Go read if you haven't, then come back here for a contrarian thread: in broader context, this is a desert island of hope in a rising sea of despair.
Public housing traps the poor in bad neighborhoods; US should give housing vouchers to the poor instead that allow them to move to good neighborhoods. Raj Chetty et al. confirm this works to reduce poverty, as summarized by
A major new and study examines a Seattle experiment that seems remarkably successful at breaking cycles of poverty. Cheap, too. Reason for hope, if we can act on it. My Sunday column
Hey all! NYT coverage of my new NBER paper with Chetty, Bergman, Hendren, Katz & Palmer, showing much higher rates of moving to opportunity neighborhoods for families in the Seattle & King County intervention via ⁦
This may be unpopular, but this op-ed title and the Eureka!-like discussion of research in it are ahead of an important step in the research. 1/n
Hey all! NYT coverage of my new paper with Chetty, Bergman, Hendren, Katz & Palmer, showing much higher rates of moving to opportunity neighborhoods for families in the Seattle & King County intervention
Opportunity is local. It depends powerfully on local schools, families and local connections. ⁦⁩ is on the case.
"This research underscores that the common American view that nothing works to address poverty is a fallacy," writes
"This research underscores that the common American view that nothing works to address poverty is a fallacy," writes
Opportunity in America “has something to do with decent schools, less poverty, lots of dads present in families and positive social norms” in your neighborhood. ⁦
A low-cost experiment in Seattle is breaking the cycle of poverty, writes
We can take on the history of segregation that has shaped our communities. Great piece highlighting BIG outcomes from work in Seattle and King County lead by our team at + and many others!
Powerful piece by on groundbreaking economic research: “The experiment is deceptively simple and cheap: It helps families move to neighborhoods with a proven record of helping kids do better.”
There's an experiment unfolding in the Seattle area that shows immense promise in breaking cycles of poverty, writes. And it's deceptively simple and cheap.
Moving to a better neighborhood may also improve health. Baltimore has a similar program & we are studying how it could improve housing, environmental exposures, and asthma
In the NYT, Nicholas Kristof credulously passes along Raj Chetty's latest PR about Magic Dirt vs. Tragic Dirt. Because almost no pundit other than me ever skeptically analyzes Chetty's work, it's striking how cynical even NYT readers were in Comments.
Neighborhood matters enormously, especially for young children. Thanks to and her colleagues for this important work.
RSF grantees Peter Bergman, Raj Chetty, Stefanie DeLuca, Nathaniel Hendren & Lawrence Katz cited in NY Times article on how moving to a better address can improve children’s futures.
Looking forward to applying this research in Charlotte thanks to ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future - The New York Times ⁦
Moving to a more conducive environment changes poor children's life chances. Really encouraging follow on from "Moving to Opportunity" in the US.
A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future: How a low-cost experiment in Seattle is breaking the cycle of #poverty, by via #sdoh
A major new and study examines a Seattle experiment that seems remarkably successful at breaking cycles of poverty. Cheap, too. Reason for hope, if we can act on it. My Sunday column
Gr8 piece by : A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future on Creating Moves to Opportunity: Experimental Evidence on Barriers to Neighborhood Choice
A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future
A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future
Opinion | A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future - The New York Times
On another #cycleofviolence day in America, ⁦⁩ once again offers some practical examples of hope and progress. via ⁦
Having people move to better places makes sense in partial equilibrium, but does it work in general equilibrium? Seems like at some point you start getting half-empty towns without the tax base to support their built infrastructure.
A better address can change a child's future via
A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future
Migration--even across town--can help alleviate poverty, reports #philanthropy