• Lawrence Katz
  • Ronald Kessler


Neighborhood Effects on the Long-Term Well-Being of Low-Income Adults. Lawrence Katz, Ronald Kessler, July 13, 2012, Paper. "Nearly 9 million Americans live in extreme-poverty neighborhoods, places that also tend to be racially segregated and dangerous. Yet the effects on the well-being of residents of moving out of such communities into less-distressed areas remain uncertain. Using data from Moving to Opportunity, a unique randomized housing mobility experiment, we find that moving from a high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhood leads to long-term (10 to 15 year) improvements in adult physical and mental..." Link