Children's Housing Environments: Welfare Families in Iowa

Published on Dec 1, 2006in Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
· DOI :10.1177/1077727X06292930
Seongyeon Auh1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Iowa State University),
Christine C. Cook14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Iowa State University)
+ 1 AuthorsCynthia Needles Fletcher10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Iowa State University)
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Abstract
This study uses qualitative data to examine how rural low-income women confront the housing needs of their young children in the midst of changes in public policy. The focus is on the strategies employed and the difficulties faced in the provision of safe, affordable and stable homes. The data are drawn from in-home interviews conducted every 6 months with 13 mothers who were welfare-dependent at the start of the research. The investigation depicts several dimensions of the circumstances of poor children that have not had much previous attention in the literature: serial housing inadequacy and chronic mobility. Several families with children with disabilities reported severe housing deficiencies. This research provides initial evidence of the important role of housing in promoting the goals of family stability and economic self-sufficiency as well as the need to improve health and developmental outcomes for children living in poverty.
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