Another way of stating the findings of this study is that low-income households are facing intense displacement pressures in gentrifying neighborhoods – and in all other NYC neighborhoods.
Seven years is not enough to understand the effects of gentrification on particular neighborhoods. The fact that children who stayed in gentrifying areas “attended somewhat worse schools than those who moved away (as measured by math scores at locally zoned elementary schools)” suggests strongly that the process of gentrification and re-segregation had not fully played out and that the local schools for most children had NOT begun to gentrify (there is usually significant lag time). Once schools begin to gentrify, we would predict that displacement pressures in those neighborhoods will exceed those of the average neighborhood. This is why our housing and education policies need to be coordinated.
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