(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Why do higher-income households choose low-income neighbourhoods? Pioneering or thrift?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GOULD ELEN I. (1) ; O'REGAN K.M. (2) ;
(1) Wagner School, Univ., New York, ETATS-UNIS
(2) School of Economics, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston, ETATS-UNIS


This paper offers several hypotheses about which US higher-income households choose to move into low-income neighbourhoods and why. It first explores whether the probability that a household moves into a relatively low-income neighbourhood (an RLIN move) varies with predicted household and metropolitan area characteristics.Secondly, it estimates a residential choice model to examine the housing and neighbourhood preferences of the households making such moves. Thirdly, it explores responses to survey questions about residential choices. Evidence is found that households who place less value on neighbourhood services and those who face greater constraints on their choices are more likely to make an RLIN move. No evidence is found that households making RLIN moves are choosing neighbourhoods that are more accessible to employment. Rather, it is found thathouseholds making RLIN moves appear to place less weight on neighbourhood amenities than other households and more weight on housing costs


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no12 [pp. 2478-2495]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 tabl.



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