The correlation myth

As part of our effort to shed light on various facets of workforce housing in the midst of the inventory crisis, NHAR has released the first in a series of videos on the subject, beginning with a commonly believed myth regarding kids and tax rates.


Does workforce housing lead to more school-aged kids, and therefore higher taxes? That is the question addressed in this five-minute video featuring UNH professor emeritus of economics Richard England. Dr. England is well-versed in the subject, having conducted a comprehensive study on the correlation between school enrollments and tax rates using data from every town in New Hampshire. That NHAR-sponsored study can be found here.

We ultimately hope the video is shared widely in order to help debunk a myth that we believe is a significant impediment to building more housing, and ultimately to housing affordability, in New Hampshire.


Jan 25, 2023

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