Modern Disintegration: The Effects of School Resegregation on Neighborhood Property Values and Foreclosure Rates
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Specifically, this study exploits variation in the timing of release from court ordered desegregation orders to estimate changes in demographics, local property values, and foreclosure rates among households in affected neighborhoods by race/ethnicity and over time. Preliminary findings indicate property values decreased for African American and Hispanic households, while remaining unaffected for white households. Understanding the effects of this reversal of education policy is critical for policymakers seeking to serve vulnerable children and families as effectively as possible.