Publications

Trends and Patterns in Intergenerational Mobility in Education (with Jason Fletcher). Journal of Human Capital (forthcoming).

Working Papers

Parental Involvement and Neighborhood Quality: Evidence from Public Housing Closures in Chicago [pdf] [abstract]

Work in Progress

Neighborhoods, Well-being, and Families (with Margarida Madaleno)

Residential Location and Parenting Behavior

 

(Abstract)

 

I study how parental involvement responds to changing neighborhood quality. To estimate causal effects in the presence of residential neighborhood selection, I exploit the mass closure and demolition of public housing projects in Chicago. Displaced households relocated into other neighborhoods, which was associated with increased crime rates in receiving neighborhoods. On average, parents compensate for decreased neighborhood quality by increasing parental involvement. Hence, existing estimates may understate the direct impact of neighborhoods environment on children. There is evidence of heterogeneous responses: parents with low initial involvement decrease parental involvement when neighborhood quality decreases.

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Parental Involvement and Neighborhood Quality: Evidence from Public Housing Closures in Chicago