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Essays about Race, Discrimination, and Inequality

LaVoice, Jessica (2020) Essays about Race, Discrimination, and Inequality. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This dissertation seeks to understand the role of public policies in shaping long-run neighborhood outcomes, with a specific focus on understanding the relationship between private markets, government, and race at key points in American history. In particular, this dissertation explores controversial government programs such as the federal urban renewal and slum clearance program established by the Housing Act of 1949 and the development of residential security maps (more commonly referred to as redlining maps) by the Home Owners Loan Corporation in the 1930s. In addition, this dissertation looks at modern-day disparities in debt collection judgments across white and black neighborhoods.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
LaVoice, Jessicajll132@pitt.edujll1320000-0002-7777-3357
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee CoChairWalsh,
Committee CoChairSherzer,
Committee MemberCook,
Committee MemberKovak,
Date: 8 June 2020
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 6 April 2020
Approval Date: 8 June 2020
Submission Date: 10 April 2020
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 204
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban Renewal, Slum Clearance, Housing Act of 1949, Housing Act of 1956, Home Owners Loan Corporation, Federal Housing Administration, Redlining, Debt Collection
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 16:36
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 16:36

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