The Effects of Homelessness Interventions on Child Outcomes (ICPSR 35865)

Principal Investigator(s): Shinn, Marybeth, Vanderbilt University


This study adds a child component to an intervention evaluation funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 2,400 homeless families with over 5,000 children across 12 sites are assigned to either usual care (little more than shelter) or one of three interventions: ongoing subsidies with no services beyond lease-up, community-based rapid re-housing (temporary subsidies with housing-related services), and program-based transitional housing with intensive social services. Assessments are collected from caregivers, direct observation, and interviews of older children. Data include child health and development, achievement, behavioral problems, school outcomes, and school environment.

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Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1R01HD066082)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    child development, children, education, homelessness, housing needs, housing programs, schools

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Type(s):    observational data

Data Collection Notes:

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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