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Replication data for: The Effects of Housing Assistance on Labor Supply: Evidence from a Voucher Lottery

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Jacob, Brian A.
  • Ludwig, Jens
Publication Date
2012-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This study estimates the effects of means-tested housing programs on labor supply using data from a randomized housing voucher wait-list lottery in Chicago. Economic theory is ambiguous about the expected sign of any labor supply response. We find that among working-age, able-bodied adults, housing voucher use reduces labor force participation by around 4 percentage points (6 percent) and quarterly earnings by $329 (10 percent), and increases Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program participation by around 2 percentage points (15 percent). We find no evidence that the housing-specific mechanisms hypothesized to promote work, such as neighborhood quality or residential stability, are important empirically. (JEL I38, J22, R23, R38)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.1.272 (Text)
Publications
  • Jacob, Brian A, and Jens Ludwig. “The Effects of Housing Assistance on Labor Supply: Evidence from a Voucher Lottery.” American Economic Review 102, no. 1 (February 2012): 272–304. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.102.1.272.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.102.1.272 (DOI)

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Jacob, Brian A.; Ludwig, Jens (2012): Replication data for: The Effects of Housing Assistance on Labor Supply: Evidence from a Voucher Lottery. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112493V1