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Neighborhoods are key to upward mobility, research finds

Housing Matters SmartBrief | May 07, 2015

Poor children who move to lower-poverty neighborhoods have a better shot at escaping poverty, two studies from Harvard have found. "Every extra year of childhood spent in a better neighborhood seems to matter," said Raj Chetty, the lead author on both studies. One study looked at earnings of more than 5 million Americans, while the second examined earnings of people who were part of the federal Moving to Opportunity program as children. Some say the findings should result in changes to U.S. housing policy and a focus on tackling low upward mobility at the local level. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (05/04) CNNMoney (05/04)


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National Housing Mobility Conference set for July 16

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