10.8 Housing as public good fall10 Bb.ppt

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Unformatted text preview: FMSC 381 November 8, 2010 2 3 Around 95 million Americans face housing issues, such as:  Overcrowding  Poor quality housing—environmental issues  Housing that is too expensive  Homelessness 3 • Strong correlation between housing and child well-being as well as school performance • Children in poor quality housing tend to have more physical, mental and emotional health problems 4 3 About 6.1 million households are overcrowded  Younger households  Recent immigrants • Latino and Asian families  Effects on children http://england.shelter.org.uk/__data/assets/image/0004/167215/overcrowded2.jpg 5 3 Many older homes and apartments have paint that contains lead  Lead paint ingestion at high levels can lead to: • Cognitive deficiencies in young children • Reading deficiencies • School dropout • Hyperactivity • Aggression 6 3 Importance of “natural settings”  Living in highly congested areas  Access to parks 7...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course FMSC 381 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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10.8 Housing as public good fall10 Bb.ppt - FMSC 381...

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