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Leveraging Integrated Data Systems to Examine the Effect of Housing and Neighborhood Conditions on Kindergarten Readiness

  title={Leveraging Integrated Data Systems to Examine the Effect of Housing and Neighborhood Conditions on Kindergarten Readiness},
  author={Claudia Coulton and Francisca Garc{\'i}a-Cobi{\'a}n Richter and Seok-Joo Kim and Robert L. Fischer and Youngmin Cho},
In many big cities, substantial numbers of children enter kindergarten already well behind in their cognitive and social development, presenting a major challenge for public education systems. While it is generally acknowledged that the environment in which children spend their early years is crucial, little is known specifically about how housing conditions in children’s own homes and the immediately surrounding areas factor into their school readiness. Drawing on two Integrated Data Systems… 

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