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Housing’s and Neighborhoods’ Role in Shaping Childrens Future

The article helps quantify what we already know.

“Researchers found that children living in homes with leaking roofs, broken windows, rodents, non-functioning heater or stoves, peeling paint, exposed wiring or unsafe or unclean environments were more likely (although no causality was established) to have emotional and behavioral problems, and in greater quantity, than children in better quality homes. If these housing problems worsened during the study period for the children in Coley et al.’s sample, the emotional and behavioral difficulties also increased.”

Evidence Matters: Transforming Knowledge Into Housing and Community Development Policy

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