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Place of Work and Place of Residence: Informal Hiring Networks and Labor Market Outcomes
We use a novel research design to empirically detect the effect of social interactions on labor market outcomes. Using Census data on residential and employment locations, we examine whether
The Effect of Classmate Characteristics on Post- Secondary Outcomes: Evidence from the Add Health^
This paper uses a within-school/across-cohort design to present new evidence of the effects of high school classmate characteristics on a wide range of post-secondary outcomes. We find that increases
Discrimination in Metropolitan Housing Markets: National Results from Phase I HDS 2000
Summary of Findings HDS2000 finds that discrimination still persists in both rental and sales markets of large metropolitan areas nationwide, but that its incidence has generally declined since 1989
The Color of Credit: Mortgage Discrimination, Research Methodology, and Fair-Lending Enforcement
In 2000, homeownership in the United States stood at an all-time high of 67.4 percent, but the homeownership rate was more than 50 percent higher for non-Hispanic whites than for blacks or Hispanics.
The Vulnerability of Minority Homeowners in the Housing Boom and Bust
This paper examines mortgage outcomes for a large, representative sample of individual home purchases and refinances linked to credit scores in seven major US markets in the recent housing boom and
Now You See It, Now You Don't: Why Do Real Estate Agents Withhold Available Houses from Black Customers?
Potential home buyers may initiate contact with a real estate agent by asking to see a particular advertised house. This paper asks whether an agent's response to such a request depends on the race
Identifying Individual and Group Effects in the Presence of Sorting: A Neighborhood Effects Application
Researchers have long recognized that the non-random sorting of individuals into groups generates correlation between individual and group attributes that is likely to bias naive estimates of both
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