Choosing a Better Life?: Evaluating the Moving to Opportunity Social Experiment (Urban Institute Press)

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As the centerpiece of policymakers’ efforts to “deconcentrate” poverty in urban America, the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) project gave roughly 4,600 volunteer families the chance to move out of public housing projects in deeply impoverished neighborhoods in five cities—Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Researchers wanted to find out to what extent moving out of a poor neighborhood into a better-off area would improve the lives of public housing families. Choosing a Better Life? is the first distillation of years of research on the MTO project, the largest rigorously designed social experiment to investigate the consequences of moving low-income public housing residents to low-poverty neighborhoods. In this book, leading social scientists and policy experts examine the legislative and political foundations of the project, analyze the effects of MTO on lives of the families involved, and explore lessons learned from this important piece of U.S. social policy. “I recommend the book to all scholars of housing and antipoverty policy.” --Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing and Development

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John Goering is a professor at the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College and a member of the doctoral faculty in political science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Before joining CUNY, he helped design and implement MTO as well as prepare the evaluation framework for the demonstration while in the Office of Research at HUD.

Judith D. Feins, a principal associate at Abt Associates, directed the implementation of the MTO demonstration under contract to HUD and is currently directing the interim evaluation of MTO. She conducts research on public housing and housing mobility.

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"I recommend the book to all scholars of housing and antipoverty policy."
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