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Moving to Opportunity [electronic resource] : Final Impacts Evaluation Science Article Data, 2008-2010/ Jens Ludwig , Greg Duncan , Lisa Gennetian , Lawrence Katz , Ronald Kessler , Jeffrey Kling , Lisa Sanbonmatsu .

Edition:
2013-10-04
Publication:
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013.
Series:
ICPSR (Series) 34860.
ICPSR 34860
Format/Description:
Datafile
1 online resource.
Summary:
The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) program was a randomized housing experiment administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that gave low-income families living in high-poverty areas the chance to move to lower-poverty areas. This Restricted Access Dataset (RAD) includes data from the 3,273 adults interviewed as part of the MTO long-term evaluation and is comprised of variables analyzed for the article "Neighborhood Effects on the Long-Term Well-Being of Low-Income Adults" that was published in the journal Science on September 21, 2012. The article focused on subjective well-being, physical and mental health, social networks, neighborhoods, housing, and economic self-sufficiency. Families were tracked from the baseline survey (1994-1998) through the long-term evaluation survey fielding period (2008-2010) with the purpose of determining the effects of "neighborhood" on participating families from five United States cities. Households were randomly assigned to one of three groups: The low-poverty voucher (LPV) group (also called the experimental group) received Section 8 rental assistance certificates or vouchers that they could use only in census tracts with 1990 poverty rates below 10 percent. The families received mobility counseling and help in leasing a new unit. One year after relocating, families could use their voucher to move again if they wished, without any special constraints on location. The traditional voucher (TRV) group (also called the Section 8 group) received regular Section 8 certificates or vouchers that they could use anywhere; these families received no special mobility counseling. The control group received no certificates or vouchers through MTO, but continued to be eligible for project-based housing assistance and other social programs and services to which they would otherwise be entitled. The dataset contains all outcomes and mediators analyzed for the Science article, as well as a variety of demographic and other baseline measures that were controlled for in the analysis. Demographic information includes age, gender, race/ethnicity, employment status, and education level. Cf.: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34860.v2
Notes:
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2015-01-05.
Contributor:
Ludwig, Jens
Duncan, Greg
Gennetian, Lisa
Katz, Lawrence
Kessler, Ronald
Kling, Jeffrey
Sanbonmatsu, Lisa
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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