Skip navigation
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Neighborhoods and Academic Achievement: Results From The Moving to Opportunity Experiment
Authors: Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne
Duncan, J. Greg
Kling, Jeffrey R.
Sanbonmatsu, Lisa
Keywords: neighborhood effects
social experiments
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2004
Series/Report no.: Working Papers (Princeton University. Industrial Relations Section) ; 492
Abstract: Families originally living in public housing were assigned housing vouchers by lottery, encouraging moves to neighborhoods with lower poverty rates. Although we had hypothesized that reading and math test scores would be higher among children in families offered vouchers (with larger effects among younger children), the results show no significant effects on test scores for any age group among over 5000 children ages 6 to 20 in 2002 who were assessed four to seven years after randomization. Program impacts on school environments were considerably smaller than impacts on neighborhoods, suggesting that achievement-related benefits from improved neighborhood environments are small.
Appears in Collections:IRS Working Papers

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
492.pdf308.13 kBAdobe PDFView/Download

Items in Dataspace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.