I am new to this board so I hope that I am posting in an OK place. I recently got my thesis topic approved and am looking for some help. I am looking at the fiscal aspect of gentrification in a neighborhood of approxmitly 200 homes - basically what does gentrification contribute to the tax base. The problem that I face is that I am looking for a way to to distinguish homes in the neighborhood that have undergone gentrification from those that have not by using a set of criteria that typically defines gentrification. The "non-gentrified" homes would represent a control group to be compared to the gentrified group. So far I have some ideas but am interested in any helpful ideas that you may have. Also if you have seen or heard of any atricles or papers on a similar study. I haved begun looking through the urban/planning/geography/economics journals.