Love Thy (Elected) Neighbor? Residential Segregation, Political Representation, and Local Public Goods

Research shows that poorer neighborhoods have limited political representation and access to public goods.
Local politicians receive significant support from their communities.
Electing candidates residing near schools can significantly reduce the likelihood of closures, while closures often result in the migration of high-income residents, further exacerbating segregation.

Image courtesy of interviewee. December 1, 2023

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