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The Moving to Opportunity Experiment

May 21, 2015

We take a look at the Moving to Opportunity experiment of the 1990s, where participating low-income families received housing vouchers to move out of housing projects. Is moving poor kids out of Baltimore the answer? We'll hear from Harvard economist Raj Chetty on the economic outcomes for children who participated in Moving to Opportunity. Plus pediatrician and assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Rachel Johnson Thornton, speaks about the health outcomes for children living in communities of concentrated poverty.

Children from low-income families living in neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty face potential negative economic and health consequences.