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