How to Rethink the Olympic Bid for Boston's Benefit

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A longitudinal study on public housing conducted by Thomas "Danny" Boston, an economist in the Nunn School, was cited in The Boston Globe article on the Olympic's impact on host cities.

Longitudinal studies by Georgia Tech economist Thomas Boston show that (success following housing displacement) was hardly an aberration. In fact, residents who moved out of one of Atlanta’s many public housing projects and into Section 8 housing were one-and-a-half times more likely to be employed in the long term than those who remained in the projects. And for those who moved into mixed-income complexes like Centennial Place, that job rate was nearly five times higher.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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atlanta, economics, INTA, Nunn School, Olympics, public housing, subsidized
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  • Created By: Beth Godfrey
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  • Created On: Apr 14, 2015 - 7:47am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:27pm