Affordable housing linked to children's test scores
It?s long been accepted ? with little science to back it up ? that people should spend roughly a third of their income on housing. As it turns out, that may be about how much a low-income family should spend to optimize children?s brainpower. When a family spent more than half its income on housing, its children's reading and math scores tended to suffer, found researchers. Children's test scores also took a hit when families spent less than 20 percent of income on housing.
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