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Profiles of Risk No. 9: Child Health

6/2012

This brief, the ninth in the “Profiles of Risk” series examining characteristics of homeless families in the United States, explores differences in the health of children by their housing status. Children of unstably housed mothers have low birth weight, suffer from asthma, and visit emergency rooms more often than,their stably housed peers. Ever-homeless children also visit dentists less frequently than those who are stably housed, suggesting that children who experience housing instability experience health disparities from an early stage.


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

A Hand Still Raised: How New York City's Homeless Students Fit into Charter Schools
2/2013

One Degree of Separation: Education, Sex, and Family Planning among New York City's Homeless Mothers
10/2012


Low-weight Births and Maternal Prenatal Behaviors
(by housing status years 1–5)


Asthma at Age 5
(by housing status years 1–5)


Emergency Room Visits at Age 1
(by housing status years 1–5)


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