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Profiles of Risk No. 8: School Readiness

5/2012

This brief, the eighth in the “Profiles of Risk” series examining characteristics of homeless families in the United States, explores differences in the school readiness of children by their housing status. Children who ever experienced homelessness in their first five years exhibit higher behavioral and attention problems and score lower on cognitive tests than their stably housed peers. These findings suggest that children who experience housing instability enter school less ready to learn than their stably housed counterparts.


On the Map: The Atlas of Family Homelessness in New York City
10/2014

A Tale of Two Students: Homelessness in New York City Public Schools
7/2014

An Unstable Foundation: Factors that Impact Educational Attainment among Homeless Children
9/2013


Child Behavioral Problems at Year 5
(by housing status years 1–5)


Child Attention Problems at Year 5
(by housing status years 1–5)


Child Cognitive Development at Year 5
(by housing status years 1–5)


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