ERIC Number: EJ1027517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Early Childhood Housing Instability and School Readiness
Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; McKenna, Claire C.
Child Development, v85 n1 p103-113 Jan-Feb 2014
This study assesses the consequences of housing instability during the first 5 years of a child's life for a host of school readiness outcomes. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (n = 2,810), this study examines the relation between multiple moves and children's language and literacy and behavior problems at age 5. The moderating role of poverty is further tested in this relation. The findings show that moving three or more times in a child's first 5 years is significantly associated with increases in attention problems, and internalizing and externalizing behavior, but only among poor children.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, School Readiness, Data Analysis, Well Being, Child Language, Child Behavior, Literacy, Poverty, Relocation, Early Experience, Child Development, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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