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American Economic Journal: Applied Economics: Vol. 5 No. 1 (January 2013)

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Slum Clearance and Urban Renewal in the United States

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Collins, William J., and Katharine L. Shester. 2013. "Slum Clearance and Urban Renewal in the United States." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(1): 239-73.

DOI: 10.1257/app.5.1.239

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We study the local effects of a federal program that helped cities clear areas for redevelopment, rehabilitate structures, complete city plans, and enforce building codes. We use an instrumental variable strategy to estimate the program's effects on city-level measures of income, property values, employment and poverty rates, and population. The estimated effects on income, property values, and population are positive and economically significant. They are not driven by changes in demographic composition. Estimated effects on poverty reduction and employment are positive but imprecise. The results are consistent with a model in which local productivity is enhanced. (JEL I32, N32, N92, R23, R38, R58)

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Collins, William J. (Vanderbilt U)
Shester, Katharine L. (Washington and Lee U)

JEL Classifications

I32: Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
N32: Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy: U.S.; Canada: 1913-
N92: Regional and Urban History: U.S.; Canada: 1913-
R23: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics
R38: Production Analysis and Firm Location: Government Policy
R58: Regional Development Planning and Policy

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