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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Truly Disadvantaged Places

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a lengthy article on William Julius Wilson and the effect of geography on a person's life outcomes:

Families that moved to safer and better-off areas "improved their health in ways that were quite profound," including reductions in obesity and diabetes, says Lawrence F. Katz, a Harvard economist who is principal investigator of the project's long-run study. They showed less depression, Katz says, and "very large increases in happiness." Yet the program failed to improve other key measures, like the earnings and employment rate of adults and the educational achievement of children.

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