The Receipt of Subsidized Housing across Generations
Yana Kucheva, Stanford University
In this paper, I ask whether children who grow up in subsidized housing return to the program as adults. I use the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and adopt the potential outcome approach using Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighting to compare children who lived in subsidized housing before age 18 and those who did not live in subsidized housing before age 18. I find that children who grow up in subsidized housing are statistically more likely to return to the program as adults, however, the absolute probabilities of returning to subsidized housing as an adult are fairly small.