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The Dynamics of Bad Housing: The impact of bad housing on the living standards of children


Bad housing can take many forms, embracing issues such as the physical conditions of the accommodation and overcrowding. Whilst the presence of a link between bad housing and child outcomes has been acknowledged in a number of studies, relatively little is understood about the nature of this relationship. In particular there is little evidence on how long children live in bad housing for and whether the duration of bad housing is associated with other well-being outcomes for children.