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Family View of Mobility Among Low-Income Children.

Buerkle, Karla and Sandra L. Christenson.

Families experience moving in many different ways but it is often children who are affected the most. In 1996, a group of planners and researchers explored the impact of residential moves on students in the Minneapolis public schools, where one in five students experience frequent moves. The study was divided into three parts: the relationship between mobility and student achievement, the literature on student mobility, and how parents view mobility and its impact on their children. The study showed that limited housing options are a reason for frequent moves, that there are different types of mobility, that sometimes moves are positive, and that mobility does affect children's school attendance, which, in turn affects their learning. These results were presented to the Minnesota Legislature, which put aside one million dollars to help people threatened with homelessness.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Funded by a CURA Interactive Research Grant.
29 (2): 7-12.
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Reporter 29 (2)