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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2019 - 2020 Academic Year

The Effects of Slum Clearance on Its Residents: Evidence from Victorian England

More than 800 million live in urban slums, and approximately 2 million of them are evicted every year due to slum clearance. He’s project investigates the effects of slum clearance on displaced residents and their children in England between 1875 and 1900. He combines original archival records from the Parliamentary Archives and decennial census records that allows him to follow displaced residents over time. He’s findings suggest that after displacements household heads are significantly less likely to participate in the labor force, and more likely to move out of the original parish.

Yiming He, Department of Economics

Yiming He

Yiming He is a PhD candidate in economics. He holds a dual BA in economics from Sciences-Po (the Paris Institute of Political Studies) and Columbia University. His research lies at the intersection of urban economics, economic history, and development economics. His current research investigates slum clearance policy in the context of Victorian England.

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