Panel Paper: Where Does the Poverty Go? How Does Gentrification Shape Changes in Poverty Concentration?

Friday, November 9, 2018
Jackson - Mezz Level (Marriott Wardman Park)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Janeria Easley, University of Pennsylvania and Megan Blanchard, Princeton University

Though gentrification does not heighten residential displacement among already vulnerable households, it is clear that population level shifts do occur. As a result, neighborhoods change rapidly in terms of racial and economic composition. Much less is known about the impacts of gentrification between the areas that are immediately impacted. This project documents one area of spillover effects of gentrification: the extent that gentrification in one area impacts poverty concentration in other neighborhoods. This paper utilizes data from the Census and the American Community Survey (ACS) to document between and within-metropolitan level shifts in poverty concentration that are correlated with gentrification.