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New Report: The effects of housing instability and mobility on children

Source: The Center for Housing Policy, MacArthur Foundation, by Rebecca Cohen and Keith Wardrip, February 2011. Housing Matters Blog, April 6, 2011. Should I Stay or Should I Go? Exploring the Effects of Housing Instability and Mobility on Children This paper is another in a series of papers by the Center for Housing Policy of the effects of affordable housing on families. Some of the major findings are: – Low-income people move more than others – Moving often impacts a child’s performance in school, especially if they switch schools – Involuntary movers have less education, more job loss, bad physical and mental health,  more substance abuse problems and more domestic violence. To read more results from this report, view it here:

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