University of Wisconsin–Madison

Neighborhood Effects

“Neighborhood effects” are the ways in which where a person lives affects their opportunities and choices.

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Unaffordable America: Poverty, housing, and eviction

  • Matthew Desmond
  • Fast Focus Policy Brief
  • March 2015
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Brain Drain: A Child’s Brain on Poverty

  • Neil Damron
  • Poverty Fact Sheet
  • March 2015
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Educational opportunity for homeless students

  • Peter Miller, Alexandra E. Pavlakis, Lea Samartino, and Alexis K. Bourgeois
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • Fall/Winter (2014–2015) 2015
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Reducing inequality: Neighborhood and school interventions

  • Lawrence F. Katz
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • Fall/Winter (2014–2015) 2015
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Child Support Receipt and the Quality and Stability of Housing

  • Marah A. Curtis and Emily J. Warren
  • Report
  • June 2014
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Results of the federal urban Empowerment Zone program

  • Matias Busso, Jesse Gregory, and Patrick Kline
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • Spring/Summer 2013
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Waiting tables for a living: How employers and geography affect working conditions

  • Anna Haley-Lock
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • Spring/Summer 2013
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Local food prices: Effects on child eating patterns, food insecurity, and overweight

  • Taryn W. Morrissey, Alison Jacknowitz, and Katie Vinopal
  • Fast Focus Policy Brief
  • March 2013