Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, MA 02138
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|October 2016||Childhood Housing and Adult Earnings: A Between-Siblings Analysis of Housing Vouchers and Public Housing|
with Fredrik Andersson, John C. Haltiwanger, Mark J. Kutzbach, Giordano E. Palloni, Daniel H. Weinberg: w22721
To date, research on the long-term effects of childhood participation in voucher-assisted and public housing has been limited by the lack of data and suitable identification strategies. We create a national-level longitudinal data set that enables us to analyze how children’s housing experiences affect adult earnings and incarceration rates. While naive estimates suggest there are substantial negative consequences to childhood participation in voucher-assisted and public housing, this result appears to be driven largely by selection of households into housing assistance programs. To mitigate this source of bias, we employ household fixed-effects specifications that use only within-household (across-sibling) variation for identification. Compared to naive specifications, household fixed-eff...
|April 2014||Job Displacement and the Duration of Joblessness: The Role of Spatial Mismatch|
with Fredrik Andersson, John C. Haltiwanger, Mark J. Kutzbach, Daniel H. Weinberg: w20066
This paper presents a new approach to the measurement of the effects of spatial mismatch that takes advantage of matched employer-employee administrative data integrated with a person-specific job accessibility measure, as well as demographic and neighborhood characteristics. The basic hypothesis is that if spatial mismatch is present, then improved accessibility to appropriate jobs should shorten the duration of unemployment. We focus on lower-income workers with strong labor force attachment searching for employment after being subject to a mass layoff - thereby focusing on a group of job searchers that are plausibly searching for exogenous reasons. We construct person-specific measures of job accessibility based upon an empirical model of transport modal choice and network travel-time d...
|January 1990||The Dynamics of Housing Demand by the Elderly: User Cost Effects|
with Chunrong Ai, Jonathan Feinstein, Daniel L. McFadden
in Issues in the Economics of Aging, David A. Wise, editor