Study: Poor housing predicts future trouble for youths

09/9/2013 | Chicago Bureau, The

A report from Boston College, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, found that out of several housing factors studied -- quality, stability, affordability, ownership and subsidies -- quality most highly correlated with future outcomes for young people. The study emphasized that simply improving housing often raised a home's cost, increasing the financial strain to a family, and said that offering some monetary government benefit allows for better living conditions.

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