Eviction’s Fallout: Housing, Hardship, and Health

  title={Eviction’s Fallout: Housing, Hardship, and Health},
  author={Matthew Desmond and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={295 - 324}
Millions of families across the United States are evicted each year. Yet, we know next to nothing about the impact eviction has on their lives. Focusing on low-income urban mothers, a population at high risk of eviction, this study is among the first to examine rigorously the consequences of involuntary displacement from housing. Applying two methods of propensity score analyses to data from a national survey, we find that eviction has negative effects on mothers in multiple domains. Compared… 
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