September 01, 2009

Housing Patterns of Low Income Families with Children: Further Analysis of Data from the Study of the Effects of Housing Vouchers on Welfare Families

Daniel Gubits, Jill Khadduri, Jennifer Turnham

W09-7: This publication, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, is a detailed empirical study of the effects of housing vouchers on welfare families. Using a rich set of data from the Housing Voucher Evaluation - an experimental evaluation of the Welfare to Work Voucher program completed in 2006 - the study takes a controlled look into several outcomes related to housing, homelessness, employment, education, and neighborhood quality of participating welfare families under a number of baseline scenarios in order to show the differential effects of the voucher according to initial physical, social, and economic differences in personal, family, household, and neighborhood characteristics of the participants...

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