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    A Tale of Two Americas

    Jul 9, 2020

    Economic pain in the United States is obvious and palpable everywhere except in the stock market. This spotlights inequality that has been increasing for decades. Undoing disparities will require firm policy commitment over many years.

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    Most Americans Consider Themselves Middle-Class. But Are They?

    May 14, 2021

    There are different ways of determining who should be considered middle-class. But there is one thing they have in common: All reveal that the middle class in the United States is shrinking.

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    Housing search and consumption adjustment

    Most residential mobility models concentrate on the decision to move while ignoring the housing search process and its effects on the housing adjustments households make when they move. This paper introduces a three-stage search model designed to exp...

    Jan 1, 1980

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    Audit of the baseline household survey in site I

    Assesses the completeness and reliability of baseline (1974) data describing households and their housing for a stratified probability sample of residential properties in Brown County, Wisconsin (Site I of the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment). I...

    Jan 1, 1979

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    Market intermediaries and indirect suppliers : first year report for site I

    During the first year of the housing allowance program in Brown County, Wisconsin, only eight program participants bought homes, and lenders had few inquiries from eligible or participating households about home purchase or improvement. The attitudes...

    Jan 1, 1979

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    An overview of the housing assistance supply experiment

    Results from two experimental sites during three years of program operations indicate that about 20 percent of all households are eligible for housing allowances and about 10 percent choose to enroll in the program. Most enrollees are elderly homeown...

    Jan 1, 1977

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    The Impact of Energy Price Increases on Households: An Illustration.

    Effects of energy price increases on households at different income levels are estimated. Direct expenditures are taken from household budget studies; indirect consumption is estimated by applying input-output coefficients to nonenergy expenditures....

    Jan 1, 1976

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    Some Uses of Integrated Demographic-Economic Data on Households in Less Developed Countries: Illustrations from a Guatemalan Survey.

    Data from four rural Ladino Guatemalan communities and two more developed communities near the capital city are used to illustrate the utility of integrated economic-demographic data on families for investigating policy problems. Characteristics of ...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    Housing Location and the Supply of Local Public Services.

    An econometric model of residential choice among communities. Using a sample of 682 white households whose head worked in San Francisco and resided in nine Peninsula cities of 10-50,000 population in 1965, the study employs multinomial logit maximum...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    Considerations for a Sequential Housing Allowance Demand Experiment.

    An argument favoring a sequential experiment design over a predetermined sample size in the approach to HUD's plan to test the effects on households of various housing allowance schemes. An informal sequential approach can be expected to be more cos...

    Jan 1, 1972

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    A Multiple Equation Model of Household Locational and Tripmaking Behavior

    A description of a multiple-equation model of household locational and tripmaking behavior. The analysis is designed to explore the interrelationships in consumption between housing and transportation.

    Apr 1, 1962

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    A contribution to the urban transportation debate; an econometric model of urban residential and travel behavior.

    This paper illustrates the applicability of a simple econometric model in explaining travel and residential behavior of urban households. The model represents a successful attempt to deal with the interdependencies and substitution relationships invo...

    Jan 1, 1962

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    Lauren Davis

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in economics, Vanderbilt University; B.S. in economics, Samford University; B.A. in public administration, Samford University

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    Giulia Lanfredi

    Research Assistant
    Education M.Sc. in gender, policy and inequalities, London School of Economics and Political Science; M.Sc. in economics and management in art, culture, media and enterainment, Bocconi University; B.Sc. in economics and management for art, culture and communication, Bocconi University

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    Susann Rohwedder

    Associate Director, RAND Center for the Study of Aging; Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D., M.A. in economics, University College London; M.S. in economics, University of Warwick

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    Jessie Wang

    Labor & Population Fellow, Adjunct
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California San Diego; BS, BA in economics, mathematics, Dickinson College

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    Jason M. Ward

    Associate Economist; Associate Director, RAND Center for Housing and Homelessness in Los Angeles; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Illinois; M.A. in economics, University of Illinois; B.A. in economics, University of Illinois

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    Melanie A. Zaber

    Economist; Codirector, Middle-Class Pathways Center
    Education Ph.D. in economics and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in economics, policy studies, Syracuse University