Oct
18

Housing Health

Poor families that moved out of bad neighborhoods into mixed-income ones through the use of vouchers, did not show any rise in income level or educational attainment compared to a control group that did not move. Mover families were, however, healthier than the control group. They had lower rates of diabetes, extreme obesity, anxiety and stress. They were also happier. Turns out, neighborhood safety matters while racial diversity doesn’t.

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