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Does Eviction Cause Poverty? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Cook County, IL

John Eric Humphries, Nicholas S. Mader, Daniel I. Tannenbaum, Winnie L. van Dijk

NBER Working Paper No. 26139
Issued in August 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the National Science Foundation (SES-1757112, SES-1757186, SES-1757187), the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy. We would like to thank Lawrence Wood and others at the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago, Melissa C. Chiu at the U.S. Census Bureau, Leah Gjertson and Robert Goerge at Chapin Hall, Lydia Stazen Michael at All Chicago, Carmelo Barbaro, Ruth Coffman and Emily Kristine Metz at UChicago Urban Labs, Joe Altonji, Eric Chyn, Angela Denis Pagliero, Michael Dinerstein, Bill Evans, Alex Frankel, Pieter Gautier, Matt Gentzkow, Michael Greenstone, Jim Heckman, Ali Horta├žsu, Peter Hull, Louis Kaplow, Ezra Karger, Paymon Khorrami, Thibaut Lamadon, Jeff Lin, Maarten Lindeboom, Hamish Low, Sarah Miller, Magne Mogstad, Derek Neal, Matt Notowidigdo, Ed Olsen, Azeem Shaikh, Beth Shinn, Jeff Smith, Jim Sullivan, Chris Taber, Alex Torgovitsky, Bas van der Klaauw, Laura Wherry, and seminar participants at the Summer 2017 University of Chicago Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries workshop, the 2017 Fall APPAM conference, the University of Chicago, SOLE, the Philadelphia Fed, the 2018 NBER Summer Institute, the University of Oslo, ALEA, the Institute for Research on Poverty Summer Workshop, Nebraska Law, and the University of Alicante for helpful discussion. Iliana Cabral, Ella Deeken, Deniz Dutz, and Katherine Kwok provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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