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How does moving house affect young children?

Is the upheaval of moving home detrimental to young children’s development? In a special issue of Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Prof Heather Joshi and colleagues explore this question in the context of the US and UK. They come to the conclusion that moving home in and of itself is no bad thing – instead it is the constellation of difficulties that contribute to undesirable home moves for disadvantaged families that policymakers need to address. In this blog Prof Joshi discusses the findings, and the potential policy implications.

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