Turbulence and Child Well-Being

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Turbulence and Child Well-Being

Abstract

This brief looks at the characteristics of children who experience turbulence. Nationwide, 6 percent of all children and 13 percent of poor children experienced turbulence (two or more changes in residence, parents employment, school or health). Children who experience turbulence are more likely to have high levels of emotional and behavioral problems and be less engaged in school than children who do not experience turbulence. These problems appear more often as the children get older.

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