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JESS Seminar: Can changing neighborhood affect mental health? Evidence from quasi-random allocation of applicants in the public social housing system Jess seminar

Mental health problems generate vast pecuniary and non-pecuniary costs for the individual, for relatives and for society. We utilize a quasi-random allocation of applicants into different neighborhoods through the public social housing office to estimate the effect of exposure to a deprived neighborhood on mental health. The applicants entitled to public social housing are lower-income residents with both an urgent housing problem and social problems. Our results suggest that being exposed to a deprived neighborhood, as an adult, has a significant negative impact on mental health among vulnerable men.

Presented by

Cecilie Dohlman Weatheral, Kraksfond University (visiting Tom Crossley)

Date & time

25 Apr 2018, 13:00

Venue

2N2.4.16 - ISER Large Seminar Room


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