Study Explores How Housing Affordability Impacts Children

A study released by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) explores the impact of family housing affordability on child development and educational outcomes. The paper reviews 64 studies released between 2000 and 2020 on the known and potential impacts of housing on education and examines the direct connections between housing affordability and child outcomes. The study also identifies and discusses four theories about the effects of affordability on child outcomes and explores the impacts of federal housing assistance.

The new study represents an addition to the substantial research already available on the connections between housing and education. More information about these connections can be found in this Education and Housing factsheet published by the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign.

Read the AERA study here.