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High-Return Investments for America’s Children

by Maya Brennan and Erika Poethig
Since the Federal Reserve System hosted the first Community Development Research Conference 20 years ago, more than 10 million Americans have dropped out of high…

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Improving Neighborhoods Means Embracing Complexity

by Maya Brennan
While the American Dream envisions success coming from hard work, researchers continually find a connection between current and future well-being and neighborhoods. But identifying…

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What Happens When Children Move to Better Neighborhoods?

The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment examines if moving to a lower-poverty neighborhood improves children’s long-term economic outcomes and if the gains decline when children are older. The…

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Are Some Types of Childhood Moves Worse than Others?

Children experience “primarily detrimental effects” from moving during childhood, according to research by Rebekah Levine Coley and Melissa Kull published in Child Development. With data on a…

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Moving Combines with Other Risks for Highly Mobile Kids

Scholars have regularly found connections between childhood moves and adverse outcomes, such as reduced academic performance and problem behaviors. Child development experts want to better understand…

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Neighborhoods Matter

Our neighborhoods, in many ways, define our opportunities, according to cutting-edge research from the Equality of Opportunity project. Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren studied data on more than 5…

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Children’s Problems at Home and School Reflect Housing Quality

Creating and sustaining healthy homes for children and families is a key public health issue with ripple effects on schools. To understand how housing matters for children, researchers at Boston…

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In Milwaukee, Poor Black Women Are Evicted at Alarming Rates

Approximately 16 households are evicted in Milwaukee every day. Who are they, and what is driving these numbers? To answer that question, Matthew Desmond of Harvard University analyzed 29,960…

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Education and Future Earnings Harmed by Middle Childhood Moves

A stable place to call home has long-lasting benefits for children, as documented by a growing body of research. A brief based on the recent paper, “Long-Run Impact of Residential Moves in…

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