Neighborhood Attributes as Determinants of Children ' s Outcomes How Robust are the Relationships ?

  title={Neighborhood Attributes as Determinants of Children ' s Outcomes How Robust are the Relationships ?},
  author={Donna K. Ginther and Robert H. Haveman and Barbara Wolfe},
Estimates of neighborhood effects on children's outcomes vary widely among the studies that seek to identify their existence and magnitude, reflecting substantial variation in data and model specification. Here, we review that literature, and ask if the disparity in estimates of neighborhood effects may reflect the differences among studies in the specification of family characteristics, and hence omitted variables bias. We report a systematic set of robustness results for three youth outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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