Gentrification is, roughly speaking, the displacement or exclusion of poor people from areas with improved amenities due to higher rents and costs of living. The question I have is whether better educational facilities can have a dual effect. That is, if better schooling is an amenity for an area, but raises the wages of poor people by improving the rate of return on education, then will gentrification occur or not?
I've been struggling to find good literature on this topic. A few examples of papers I've found (Chicago citations):
- Guerrieri, Veronica, Daniel Hartley, and Erik Hurst. "Endogenous gentrification and housing price dynamics." Journal of Public Economics 100 (2013): 45-60.
This paper talks about separating changes in housing prices as changes in housing demand shocks and gentrification. Education or labor demand is not the major point of endogeneity addressed here.
- Baum-Snow, Nathaniel, and Daniel Hartley. "Gentrification and Changes in the Spatial Structure of Labor Demand." (2015).
This paper creates a model for spatial labor demand changes to better describe the nature of gentrification. Their paper would be very helpful, but it is unfinished.
- Edlund, Lena, Cecilia Machado, and Maria Micaela Sviatschi. Bright minds, big rent: gentrification and the rising returns to skill. No. w21729. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2015.
This paper probably gets closest to what I'm looking for, focusing on returns to skill and gentrification. It doesn't exactly focus on education specifically, and though it controls for distance from city center, it doesn't control for things like quality of transportation services (as they admit).
My question is whether or not there is any literature that is related to the topic I am interested in, or if there isn't any, what previous literature may be relevant to look at during a review of the literature.