Study Links Housing Costs and Student Performance

As reported by Governing, a study conducted at Johns Hopkins University found in families that spent more than half their household income on housing, kids’ reading and math abilities declined.  As described,

In families that spent more than half their household income on housing, kids’ reading and math abilities suffered, according to the study. At the same time, children in families that spent less than 20 percent of their income on housing also suffered cognitively. “It’s worse when you pay too little and worse when you pay too much,” says study author Sandra J. Newman, a Johns Hopkins professor of policy studies and director of the university’s Center on Housing, Neighborhoods and Communities.

For more information, see the full story from Governing.

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