This study seeks to examine how urban affordability, and related issues of eviction and joblessness, are associated with gun violence in the United States. After discussing the theoretical importance of studying housing affordability, we provide a preliminary examination of how urban affordability moderates the relationship between other markers of economic disadvantage and gun violence.
The dataset for the current study pulls together information at the census tract level for four US cities: New York City, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and Cincinnati, OH. These cities were primarily chosen given the availability of location-specific shootings data, enabling us to generate rates of gun violence at the neighbourhood level over time.
Principal Investigator (PI):
Richard Stansfield PhD, Daniel Semenza PhD