Children and Instability

The importance of stable environments and relationships in promoting children’s well-being has emerged as a critical area of concern.  Researchers in this project explore the pathways and domains through which instability can affect children’s development and future success.  These include research on instability in children’s lives overall; research in key domains such as employment, income/assets and taxeseducation and child care, social networksparenting and family composition, housing, food insecurity, health, and the public safety net; and research on instability for special populations such as children of immigrants, children facing residential instability, children and child welfare, and children of incarcerated parents.

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