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American Almanac
Journal of Children & Poverty

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Profiles of Risk No. 9: Child Health


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.

Past the Tipping Point? Emerging Signs of Community Vulnerability in Sunset Park

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

Hitting the Target: A Case Study of Rapid Rehousing in Philadelphia

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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