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Author: Miller, Eric
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1. Barker, David
Miller, Eric
Homeownership and Child Welfare
Real Estate Economics 37,2 (June 2009): 279-303
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA)
Keyword(s): Behavior; Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Behavioral Problems; Children; Children, Well-Being; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-B, ECLS-K); Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Home Ownership; Mobility; Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading); Residence

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Recent studies have concluded that home ownership is beneficial to children. This result is important because it is used to justify large government subsidies that encourage home ownership. We reexamine the results of two of the most prominent of these studies using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Public Use Microsample, and National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data. We extend this research by controlling for residential mobility, wealth, dwelling type and vehicle ownership, as well as by using a "differences in differences" methodology to deal with possible treatment effects bias. We find that the beneficial effects of home ownership previously measured are substantially reduced or eliminated by controlling for these factors. We confirm these results using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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Barker, David and Eric Miller. "Homeownership and Child Welfare." Real Estate Economics 37,2 (June 2009): 279-303.