Does Gentrification Displace Poor Children? New Evidence from New York City Medicaid Data

  title={Does Gentrification Displace Poor Children? New Evidence from New York City Medicaid Data},
  author={Kacie L. Dragan and Ingrid Gould Ellen and Sherry Glied},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
The pace of gentrification has accelerated in cities across the country since 2000, and many observers fear it is displacing low-income populations from their homes and communities. We offer new evidence about the consequences of gentrification on mobility, building and neighborhood conditions, using longitudinal New York City Medicaid records from January 2009 to December 2015 to track the movement of a cohort of low-income children over seven years, during a period of rapid gentrification in… 
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