Estimating the Impact of Housing Subsidies on Family Outcomes: Evidence from Mexico’s Housing Subsidy Programs

Director: Justine Hastings
Research Theme: Development, Institutions and Demographic Change
Location: United Mexican States
Funding: MacArthur Foundation

This project studies the effects of the housing subsidy program in Mexico, with particular focus on the notion that increased access to housing influences labor force and civic participation as well as measures of family health and well-being. Using a unique administrative data set, Hastings estimates the impact that home ownership has on economic outcomes such as labor-market stability, civic participation, and investment in savings and childhood education.