How does eviction during childhood impact cognitive development?

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The urban children in this study published in Social Science & Medicine were evaluated at age 9 using four cognitive assessments. Those students who experienced eviction during middle childhood exhibited lower scores (as much as equal to a full year of schooling) than students who did not go through eviction. Authors of the study that examine the under-explored association between childhood eviction and cognitive development include Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, former Yerby Fellow Mariana Arcaya, and their colleagues Gabriel L.Schwartz, Kathryn M.Leifheit, and Jarvis T.Chen.