【Job talk】The Impact of Place-Based Housing Access on Academic Performance

  • 研討會日期 : 2022-12-29
  • 時間 : 10:00
  • 主講人 : Ms. Ellen Liaw
  • 地點 : Online or Conference Room B110
  • 主持人 : Professor Tzu-Ting Yang
  • 演講者簡介 : Ms. Liaw will received her Ph.D. in Economics from University of California, San Diego in 2023. Her research fields are Public Economics, Labor Economics, and Urban Economics. She is applying for a position of the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica now.
  • 演講摘要 : Housing affordability and accessibility is an ongoing policy debate in the United States. An understudied issue is the extent to which access to affordable housing affects children’s human capital formation. In this paper, I study the short- and medium-run effects of students in grades 2 to 11 moving into developments funded by the LowIncome Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), a place-based rental housing subsidy policy. I geocode and link the San Diego Unified School District administrative data to the California LIHTC database. Combining propensity score matching and difference-indifferences, I find an 8.73 percent decrease in the absenteeism rate, a 0.049 standard deviation increase in standardized English scores, and a 0.048 standard deviation increase in standardized math scores for students who moved into LIHTC during the study period. I also find positive effects on high school completion, college enrollment, and college completion.