Journal article

How Does Household Residential Instability Influence Child Health Outcomes? A Quantile Analysis

Emma Baker, Thien Anh Pham Ngoc, Lyrian Daniel, Rebecca Bentley

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

At the core of housing and welfare research is a premise that stable residential environments are important to children's health and development. The relationship between housing stability and health outcomes for children is, however, complex; stable housing situations are sometimes associated with poorer health outcomes, and some children may be more or less resilient to residential instability. The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) dataset enables us to longitudinally follow the housing and health of more than 10,000 children and their families. We employ a quantile analysis technique, a currently underutilized tool for testing associations across the distribution of an outc..

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