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Reports and Briefs

Profiles of Risk No. 6: Maternal Health and Well-being

3/2012

This brief, the sixth in the "Profiles or Risk" series examining characteristics of homeless families in the United States, explores differences in health and health behaviors between unstably housed poor mothers and mothers who maintain stable housing, finding that unstably housed poor mothers experience worse physical and mental health, report more drug use, and are exposed to higher rates of domestic violence than stably housed poor mothers. Notably, some unstably housed women report better outcomes when single, highlighting the importance of relationship status in the lives of homeless women.


The American Almanac at a Glance
10/2013

A Theory of Poverty Destabilization: Why Low-income Families Become Homeless in New York City
6/2013

Little Room to Play: How Changes to City Child-Care Policies Reduce Opportunities for Working Families
7/2012


Self-reported Health and Depression Years 1–5
(by housing status years 1–5 and relationship status at baseline)


Illegal Drug Use Years 1–5
(by housing status years 1–5 and relationship status at baseline)


Domestic Violence Years 1–5
(by housing status years 1–5 and relationship status at baseline)


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