Affiliations: Political Science
Independent Study, The Joseph Harrington Undergraduate Research Award in Economics
This study analyzes the relationship between the growing Hispanic population and the development of the City of Baltimore. Historically, Baltimore has not had a high Hispanic population. The first question will investigate why Hispanic immigrants choose to come to Baltimore. The second question explores the impact of population growth on the housing market. Using a mixed method approach, the study will see if and how there is a correlation between increase in the immigrant population and outcomes in the housing market. Observing the change over time of these factors will shed light on immigration as an urban development policy.
Faculty Mentor: Barbara Morgan