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Poverty and Juvenile Crime: Evidence from a Randomized Housing-Mobility Experiment,” Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research Working Paper No

By Jens Ludwig, Greg J. Duncan and Paul Hirschfield


This paper uses data from a randomized housing-mobility experiment to study the effects of relocating families from high- to low-poverty neighborhoods on juvenile crime. Outcome measures come from juvenile arrest records taken from government administrative data. Our �ndings seem to suggest that providing families with the opportunity to move to lower-poverty neighborhoods reduces violent criminal behavior by teens. I

Year: 2013
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