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What Interventions Work Best for Families Who Experience Homelessness? Impact Estimates from the Family Options Study | JPAM Featured Article

In the United States, families with children represent about one-third of the 1.4 million people who experience sheltered homelessness each year. This paper presents findings from the Family Options Study, the first large-scale randomized trial to investigate the effects of interventions for families who experience homelessness. The study compares priority access to three types of programs with assignment to a usual care group that did not receive priority access to any type of program.

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Is Student Loan Debt Discouraging Home Buying Among Young Adults

June 2, 2014 10:00 AM

Amid concern that high levels of consumer debt may be slowing the housing market recovery, many media outlets and financial experts have suggested that rising student loan debt is discouraging home-buying among young adults. In their paper Is Student Loan Debt Discouraging Home Buying Among Young Adults, Jason Houle, Dartmouth College, and Lawrence Berger, University of Wisconsin, examine this recent concern with new contributions to the current literature on the subject.

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