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Virtual Essen Health Economics Seminar


On Monday, April 20 2020, 16:00 - 17:30, Daniel Kühnle (University of Duisburg-Essen) will present:

Making it home? Evidence on the long-run impact of an intensive support program for the chronically homeless

We examine the long-run outcomes for a new housing-led, intensive support program for chronically homeless individuals, the Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI). Evaluating the three-year program using a randomised controlled trial over a six-year period, we document that the treated group achieved substantially higher rates of housing throughout and slightly better employment outcomes during the trial. We find no other systematic improvements with respect to health and other non-housing outcomes during the trial. Importantly, three years after program end, we observe no differences between the treatment and control group with respect to any outcomes. Thus, even a three-year intensive intervention program does not produce better long-run outcomes than treatment-as-usual.

Room: Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the talk will be held in a virtual seminar room. For more information click here.