Community and Social Issues Policy Topics

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Mark Duggan, and Randi Hjalmarsson

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Thousands of gun shows take place in the U.S. each year. Gun control advocates argue that because sales at gun shows are much less regulated than other sales, such shows make it easier for potential...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Margaret Dewar

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Although property abandonment affects many cities, little is known about what becomes of that property or what institutional differences lead to varied outcomes. More rapid tax foreclosure in Michigan, touted as best practice...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Margaret Dewar

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Many cities of the Northeast and Midwest have experienced loss of population and industry since the 1950s. The resulting drop in demand for land has led to owners' abandonment of property and to vacant land after demolition of...

Feb 01, 2009

 

David Albouy

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The standard revealed-preference hedonic estimate of a city's quality of life is proportional to that city's cost-of-living relative to its wage-level. Adjusting the standard hedonic model to account for federal taxes, non-housing...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Larissa Larsen

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Problem: Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are efforts to address unjust development practices. Communities considering accepting a significant development project want mechanisms to ensure that existing residents benefit from...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Jens Ludwig

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This study estimates the effects of means-tested housing programs on labor supply using data from a randomized housing voucher wait-list lottery in Chicago. Evidence for the net effects of housing programs on labor supply...

Oct 01, 2009

 

Lan Deng

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Using a difference-in-difference hedonic regression approach, this study examines the external neighborhood effects of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Projects built in Santa Clara County from 1987 to 2000. It finds that a majority of the...

Jun 01, 2010

 

Lucie Schmidt, Williams College, and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan

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We analyze SSI applications and benefit receipt after the 1996 welfare reform by single mothers who received cash assistance in February 1997. We address these questions...

Jun 01, 2010

 

Maria Cancian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan

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Since the early 1970s, dramatic changes in the economy, demographic composition of the population and in public policies have combined to reduce the...

Jun 01, 2010

 

Benjamin Keys and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan

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Over the last three decades, structural changes in the American labor market eliminated many highly‐paid, stable jobs that had previously been available to workers with a high school...

Jun 01, 2010

 

Steven Byrd and Kasia Langer, University of Michigan

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This report seeks to identify and quantify some of the challenges faced by districts as they push their students to higher academic levels in a time of fiscal hardship. We have conducted surveys...

Jun 01, 2011

 

Lan Deng, University of Michigan

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This paper examines affordable housing developments supported by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and how they have contributed to neighborhood redevelopment in the city of Detroit. For cities like...

Aug 01, 2015

 

Barry G. Rabe and Rachel Hampton

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Energy-producing states confront numerous challenges related to the boom-and-bust of resource extraction, including substantial fluctuation in revenue produced by severance taxes. Revenues surge as drilling expands...

Dec 01, 2013

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This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ opinions regarding the state’s “right-to-work” legislation, enacted in December 2012 for both private sector (Public Act 348) and public sector unions (Public Act 349). The findings in this report are based...

Jun 01, 2015

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This report presents the opinions of Michigan local government leaders regarding “Complete Streets” policies, which encourage local governments to take into account all road users—including pedestrians, bicyclists and transit passengers of all ages and abilities...

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