The impact of homelessness on children.

@article{Rafferty1991TheIO,
  title={The impact of homelessness on children.},
  author={Y. Rafferty and M. Shinn},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1991},
  volume={46 11},
  pages={
          1170-9
        }
}
This article reviews and critiques community-based research on the effects of homelessness on children. Homeless children confront serious threats to their ability to succeed and their future well-being. Of particular concern are health problems, hunger, poor nutrition, developmental delays, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and educational underachievement. Factors that may mediate the observed outcomes include inadequate shelter conditions, instability in residences and shelters… Expand
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