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Moving to Opportunity: Final Impacts Evaluation Science Article Data, 2008-2010

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Moving to Opportunity: Final Impacts Evaluation Science Article Data, 2008-2010
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Moving to Opportunity: Final Impacts Evaluation Science Article Data, 2008-2010
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The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) program was a randomized housing experiment administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that gave low-income families living in high-poverty areas the chance to move to lower-poverty areas. This Restricted Access Dataset (RAD) includes data from the 3,273 adults interviewed as part of the MTO long-term evaluation and is comprised of variables analyzed for the article "Neighborhood Effects on the Long-Term Well-Being of Low-Income Adults" that was published in the journal Science on September 21, 2012. The article focused on subjective well-being, physical and mental health, social networks, neighborhoods, housing, and economic self-sufficiency. Families were tracked from the baseline survey (1994-1998) through the long-term evaluation survey fielding period (2008-2010) with the purpose of determining the effects of "neighborhood" on participating families from five United States cities. Households were randomly assigned to one of three groups: <list type="ordered"> <itm>The low-poverty voucher (LPV) group (also called the experimental group) received Section 8 rental assistance certificates or vouchers that they could use only in census tracts with 1990 poverty rates below 10 percent. The families received mobility counseling and help in leasing a new unit. One year after relocating, families could use their voucher to move again if they wished, without any special constraints on location.</itm><itm>The traditional voucher (TRV) group (also called the Section 8 group) received regular Section 8 certificates or vouchers that they could use anywhere; these families received no special mobility counseling.</itm><itm>The control group received no certificates or vouchers through MTO, but continued to be eligible for project-based housing assistance and other social programs and services to which they would otherwise be entitled.</itm></list>The dataset contains all outcomes and mediators analyzed for the Science article, as well as a variety of demographic and other baseline measures that were controlled for in the analysis. Demographic information includes age, gender, race/ethnicity, employment status, and education level
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  • Ludwig, Jens
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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  • Duncan, Greg J.
  • Gennetian, Lisa A.
  • Katz, Lawrence
  • Kessler, Ronald
  • Kling, Jeffrey
  • Sanbonmatsu, Lisa
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Moving to Opportunity: Final Impacts Evaluation Science Article Data, 2008-2010
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  • 1994--2010
  • 34860
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ICPSR34860.v2
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Moving to Opportunity: Final Impacts Evaluation Science Article Data, 2008-2010
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  • 1994--2010
  • 34860
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ICPSR34860.v2
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