Moving Home in the Early years: family and child outcomes in the UK and USA - Part of the CASE Social Exclusion Seminar Series

27th May 2015 16:30 to 18:00

Time: Wednesday 27th May, 4.30-6pm, followed by a reception

Location: LSE 32L1.04 1st Floor Conference Room, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2A 3PH

Speakers: Ruth Lupton (University of Manchester) and Heather Joshi (UCL Institute of Education)

Kathleen Kelly, Assistant Director for Policy and Research, National Housing Federation
Imran Hussain, Director of Policy Rights and Advocacy, Child Poverty Action Group
Professor Anne Power, LSE Housing and Communities

This project has compared the experience of residential stability and instability for families over a child’s first five years in two longitudinal studies, one the UK Millennium Cohort Study and the other the Fragile Families Study from US cities.  It set out to see if mobility in two contrasting housing policy regimes affected the development of pre-school children.  Families move home in a variety of circumstances and with a range of outcomes for their housing and location.  Moves which are good for the family do not appear to jeopardise child development, those which are bad tend to occur in circumstances which put stress on children,  whether or not their families move. We compare evidence from both countries as  how much adverse moves, to less advantaged neighbourhoods, contribute an independent explanation to variations in young children’s behavioural and cognitive development.  An invited panel will comment on the implications for housing and early years policy in UK.

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