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The Impact of Victimization on Residential Mobility: Explaining Racial/Ethnic Patterns Using the National Crime Victimization Survey

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $40,000)

This project will use secondary data sources - a longitudinal data set created from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Metropolitan Area data and US Census data (1995-2003) - to study three major groups (Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics) and their respective moving behavior. The goals of this research are twofold: first, to test theories that posit that racial/ethnic differences in socioeconomic status and housing market conditions may cause differences between racial and ethnic groups in their tendency to move after victimization; and second, to use the characteristics of crime incidents (such as injury and property loss) that are available in the NCVS data to estimate the influence of these factors on group differences in the decision to move in response to crime. Analyses will be conducted using multilevel discrete-time hazard models.ca/ncf

Date Created: September 12, 2012