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Working Paper

Evidence of Neighborhood Effects from Moving to Opportunity: LATEs of Neighborhood Quality

This paper estimates neighborhood effects on adult labor market outcomes using the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) housing mobility experiment. We propose and implement a new strategy for identifying transition-specific effects that exploits identification of the unobserved component of a neighborhood choice model. Estimated Local Average Treatment Effects (LATEs) are large, result from moves between the first and second deciles of the national distribution of neighborhood quality, and pertain to a subpopulation of nine percent of program participants.

Suggested Citation

Aliprantis, Dionissi, and Francisca García-Cobián Richter. 2019. “Evidence of Neighborhood Effects from Moving to Opportunity: LATEs of Neighborhood Quality” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Working Paper No. 12-08R3. https://doi.org/10.26509/frbc-wp-201208r3