Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Research on schools, neighborhoods and low-income children

Lawrence F. Katz, Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics at Harvard University, has studied the "recent evidence on the efficacy of neighborhood and school interventions in improving the long-run outcomes of children growing up in poor families."   On April 14, Katz will be presenting his interpretations of the data at Harvard University's Inequality & Social Policy Seminar Series.   While the event will not be streaming (shame, Harvard!), two of Katz's papers are available online:   Achieving Escape Velocity: Neighborhood and School Interventions to Reduce Persistent Inequality (Roland G. Fryer, Jr. and Lawrence F. Katz) (PDF) and the NBER Working Paper Series Long-term Neighborhood Effects on Low-income Families: Evidence from Moving to Opportunity (by Katz and others) (PDF).

To read more by Katz, go to his page on the Harvard website.

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