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American Association of Pediatrics reviews Slopen research

Study examines findings on relationship of publicly funded housing assistance and health outcomes for children

Writing for the American Association of Pediatrics, Lydia Furman drew attention to the variation in findings from the 14 studies which Dr. Slopen and her colleagues examined. However, she adds, "The authors note that none of the studies was a randomized controlled trial, that most studies were cross-sectional, most were hampered by lack of good methodology to address confounding, by use of a convenience sample rather than stronger recruitment methods, and finally not all studies used objective housing and health outcome data (versus self-report). Given all of these obstacles, which were well summarized by the authors, the great variety of study results is less surprising."

See the article at AAP