CSUSB study indicates homeownership leads to higher education, lower crime

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March 24, 2017,
by InlandEmpire.us

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InlandEmpire.us — A January 2017 research report from California State University, San Bernardino shows the relationship between homeownership and sociological factors in San Bernardino County affect outcomes such as educational attainment, health, crime, inequality and poverty.
The 30-page report written by Daniel MacDonald and Yasemin Dildar of CSUSB’s Economics Department titled,  “California Homeownership and Sociological Factors,” took data on homeownership from each county and analyzed its relationship to each of these outcomes.
The report found that, on average, and after accounting for other factors such as unemployment and demographics (minority population size, age distribution, and family structure), counties with higher homeownership rates have significantly higher high school graduation rates, lower crime rates (both violent and property crime), and reduced poverty rates.
It also found that the positive relationships between high school graduation rates and homeownership are stronger for minority groups (Hispanics/Latinos and African Americans), lending weight to the claim that increased homeownership among minority groups can help narrow socioeconomic disparities and improve economic opportunities.
The article was published March 23, 2017.
Read the complete article at “CSUSB study indicates homeownership leads to higher education, lower crime.”
See also the related news release, “CSUSB study says homeownership leads to higher education and lower crime rates.”

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