Housing conditions and birth outcomes: The National Child Development Study

Emily W. Harville, Felicia A. Rabito
  • Environmental Research, February 2018, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.11.012

What is it about?

This study looks at whether women who live in houses that may be substandard - for instance, have mold or need repairs - are more likely to have babies that are too small or born too early.

Why is it important?

There is increasing evidence that housing conditions can affect health, but people generally haven't looked at pregnancy health.


Emily Harville (Author)
Tulane University

If housing truly is related to health, it would be important, because there are some fairly straightforward interventions that could be put in place to improve it.

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