Alex Sarabia

Where Children Live Matters: Housing Policy Effects on Education Outcomes

Social scientists have long suspected that the demographic characteristics and attributes of neighborhoods affect the educational outcomes of the children...

Demolition, Displacement, and the Effect on Children in Chicago Public Housing

Housing is the foundation of a family’s life. This basic need determines the surrounding environment, the schools children attend, access...

The Inequality of Poverty: How Places, Parents, and Poverty Affect the Gender Gap

The environment in which children grow up affects the economic outcomes of men and women differently.

Big Data in the Big City

The era of “big” data in public policy has begun. In order to boost the value of survey data for urban use, researchers must make choices comparable and compatible with personal experiences.

All Growth Is Local: Housing Supply and the Economics of Mobility

Economists argue that more reasonable zoning regulations could boost social mobility, increase incomes, and expand economic growth.

Moving to Opportunity: How Housing Policy Can Disrupt the Persistence of Poverty

What matters for future economic success is the amount of childhood exposure to better neighborhoods.