Research Tags: Children

2016 PAHRC Report: Housing is a Foundation

This report focuses on how housing helps to lift families out of poverty and finds that housing assistance provides a critical resource to six million children, two million seniors and three million disabled individuals.

Early Exposure to Environmental Chaos and Children’s Physical and Mental Health

Using the Three-City Study, which provides longitudinal statistics on low-income children from Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio who live in moderate- or high-poverty neighborhoods, the researchers used data from a random sample of 495 children who lived in a household earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level with a primary female caregiver. The authors analyzed various indicators of child outcomes, environmental chaos, family instability, parental functioning, and biological vulnerability from three waves of the study (1999, 2001, and 2005-06).

Housing as a Health Care Investment

Research from Children’s HealthWatch shows public investment in housing—including housing for homeless families and rental assistance for food-insecure families—improves the health outcomes of vulnerable infants and young children and lowers health care spending.

Housing as a Health Care Investment

Research from Children’s HealthWatch shows public investment in housing—including housing for homeless families and rental assistance for food-insecure families—improves the health outcomes of vulnerable infants and young children and lowers health care spending.

Intersections Between Child Welfare & Homeless Systems

This PowerPoint presentation summarizes findings from two scholarly studies on child welfare and homelessness in New York City. The two studies were published in 2004 and 2005 by Children & Youth Services Review and Social Service Review, respectively.