The spatial mismatch hypothesis of Kain explains urban poverty with the inability of the poor to reach fast-growing job opportunities in the suburbs, the so called reverse commuting. Public transport provision might be an effective tool to alleviate spatial mismatch, especially if it provides access to suburbs that were formerly only reachable by car. I propose to study the effect of light rail extension in the city of Dallas on the poor using both Census and geocoded individual-level data. (author abstract)
Can public transport investment relieve spatial mismatch? Evidence from recent light rail extensions
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