Gentrification and Political Displacement

Awarded Scholars:
Yamil Velez, Columbia University
Project Date:
Mar 2020
Award Amount:

Velez will construct a multi-year panel data set to analyze the long-term effects of gentrification on urban politics. Previous studies suggest that gentrification may be associated with declines in descriptive representation at the local level but have been unable to determine whether gentrification is a cause or consequence of this process. Velez will also consider the effects of gentrification on legislators’ non-racial identities (such as gender and education), policymaking, and local civic engagement.


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