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American Almanac
Journal of Children & Poverty

Reports and Briefs

Profiles of Risk No. 8: School Readiness


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.

The Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City

When a Solution Is Also Part of the Problem: The Complex Relationship Between Public Housing and Family Homelessness

The Invisible Majority: Doubled-up Students in New York City Public Schools

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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