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Cumulative Housing Cost Burden and Children’s Well-being and Health: New Study by Hess, Colburn, Crowder, and Allen

Posted: 3/28/2024 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliates Chris Hess (Sociology, Kennesaw State University), Gregg Colburn (Real Estate, UW), and Kyle Crowder (Sociology, UW) published their work with their colleague Ryan Allen (University of Minnesota) in Social Science Research, titled “Cumulative housing cost burden exposures and disadvantages to children’s well-being and health“. Housing affordability is a growing challenge for households in the United States and other developed countries. Prolonged exposure to housing cost burden can have damaging effects on households, and, in particular, children. These burdens can exacerbate parental stress, reduce investments in children and expose households to greater neighborhood disadvantage. In this study, authors use national survey data to assess whether cumulative housing cost burden exposure is associated with disadvantages to children’s well-being and health.