The duration of bad housing and children's well-being in Britain

Barnes, M, Butt, S and Tomaszewski, W (2011) The duration of bad housing and children's well-being in Britain. Housing Studies, 26 1: 155-176. doi:10.1080/02673037.2010.512749

Author Barnes, M
Butt, S
Tomaszewski, W
Title The duration of bad housing and children's well-being in Britain
Journal name Housing Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0267-3037
Publication date 2011-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02673037.2010.512749
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 155
End page 176
Total pages 22
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Improving children's living standards is a top priority for government policy makers. Whilst the presence of a link between bad housing and child outcomes has been acknowledged in a number of studies, there is little evidence on how long children live in bad housing for and whether the duration of living in bad housing is associated with other poor outcomes for children. This research uses five waves of data from the Families and Children Study, a representative longitudinal study of families with children in Britain, to show that the longer children live in bad housing the more vulnerable they are to a range of other poor outcomes included in the Government's Every Child Matters framework. The research implies that policy makers need to focus on reducing the substantial number of children who live in bad housing for long periods and that interventions in housing provision for families are likely to lead to improvements in many other aspects of children's lives.
Keyword Property conditions
Housing policy
Panel data
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes First Published on: 13 October 2010

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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