Effects of a federal housing voucher experiment on adolescent binge drinking: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial

T.L. Osypuk, S. Joshi, N.M. Schmidt, M.M. Glymour, T.F. Nelson

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Abstract

Aims: To test how a housing voucher generating residential mobility to lower-poverty neighborhoods, compared with public housing controls, influenced adolescent binge drinking, and whether gender modified effects. Design: A multi-site household-level three-arm randomized trial of a housing intervention executed 1994–98, evaluated 2001–02. Setting: Five US cities: Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; and New York, NY. Participants: A total of 3537 adolescents in 4248 low-income eligible families were randomized; 2829 adolescents were analyzed at the interim evaluation (1950 in treatment; 879 in the control group). Attrition bias was accounted for with a 3-in-10 oversampling of hard-to-reach participants (effective response rate: 89%). Interventions: The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) trial randomized volunteer low-income families in public housing to receive (1) rental subsidies redeemable in neighborhoods with
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-58
Number of pages11
JournalAddiction
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Export Date: 26 December 2018

CODEN: ADICE

Correspondence Address: Osypuk, T.L.; Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public HealthUnited States; email: tosypuk@umn.edu

Funding details: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, R21 AA024530

Funding text 1: This research was supported by National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grant no. R21 AA024530.

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • binge drinking
  • housing
  • neighborhood
  • randomized
  • social experiment

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

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