Research Shows Housing and Neighborhoods Shape Child Poverty

Children’s HealthWatch recently released a new research article that explores the connection between housing and child poverty. The article reviews how historical housing policies are linked to child health outcomes, examines four key housing domains that impact child and family health, and provides multi-level solutions. The article makes the case for reducing child poverty and advancing health equity through stronger housing policies.

“Understanding how housing inequities among families with children are rooted in structural racism is important for identifying opportunities to engage in ongoing and collective work as pediatricians to lift children out of poverty,” write the article’s authors.

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