Why Do The Poor Live In Cities? The Role of Public Transportation

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dc.contributor.author Kahn, Matthew E.
dc.contributor.author Glaeser, Edward
dc.contributor.author Rappaport, Jordan
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-14T18:30:49Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Glaeser, Edward L., Matthew E. Kahn, and Jordan Rappaport. 2008. Why do the poor live in cities? The role of public transportation. Journal of Urban Economics 63, no. 1: 1-24. en
dc.identifier.issn 0094-1190 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2958224
dc.description.abstract More than 19 percent of people in American central cities are poor. In suburbs, just 7.5 percent of people live in poverty. The income elasticity of demand for land is too low for urban poverty to come from wealthy individuals' wanting to live where land is cheap (the traditional explanation of urban poverty). A significant income elasticity for land exists only because the rich eschew apartment living, and that elasticity is still too low to explain the poor's urbanization. The urbanization of poverty comes mainly from better access to public transportation in central cities. en
dc.description.sponsorship Economics en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2006.12.004 en
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.zimancenter.com/WorkingPapers/2007-12.pdf en
dash.license LAA
dc.title Why Do The Poor Live In Cities? The Role of Public Transportation en
dc.relation.journal Journal of Urban Economics en
dash.depositing.author Glaeser, Edward

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