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dc.rights.licenseIn Copyrighten_US
dc.creatorWillingham, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-16T17:26:34Z
dc.date.available2019-04-16T17:26:34Z
dc.date.created2019
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11021/34359
dc.descriptionCapstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]en_US
dc.descriptionThomas Willingham is a member of the Class of 2019 of Washington and Lee University.en_US
dc.description.abstractAcross rural communities in the Southern United States, the proliferation of dilapidated structures which do not meet code enforcement standards (i.e. blight) has developed into a primary concern for many communities. Using data from the United States Census Bureau, MARIS, and the United States Geological Surves [Surveys], my analysis seeks to illuminate the causal impact of blight on economic and poverty-related outcomes. I employ an instrumental variables approach using proximity to a Mississippi River tributary, controlled by proximity to the Mississippi River itself, as an instrument. I observe a causal link between blight proliferation and poor economic and poverty-related outcomes. Additionally, I find that individuals of color are more likely to live among and be affected by blight proliferation. Moreover, using literature on the topic, I discover complex ethical implications regarding persistent out-migration.en_US
dc.format.extent38 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Programen_US
dc.titleBlight in the Rural South: Proliferation, Remediation, and Ethical Claims (thesis)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.holderWillingham, Thomas
dc.subject.fastBuildings -- Standardsen_US
dc.subject.fastRural developmenten_US
dc.subject.fastMississippi River Regionen_US


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