The Impacts of Neighborhoods on Intergenerational Mobility I : Childhood Exposure Effects ∗

@inproceedings{Chetty2017TheIO,
  title={The Impacts of Neighborhoods on Intergenerational Mobility I : Childhood Exposure Effects ∗},
  author={Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren},
  year={2017}
}
We show that the neighborhoods in which children grow up shape their earnings, college attendance rates, and fertility and marriage patterns by studying more than 7 million families who move across commuting zones and counties in the United States. Exploiting variation in the age of children when families move, we find that neighborhoods have significant childhood exposure effects: the outcomes of children whose families move to a better neighborhood—as measured by the outcomes of children… CONTINUE READING
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