Eviction moratoriums not enough to protect family and child wellbeing

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Research by Lindsey Bullinger (SPP) and Kelley Fong (HSOC) was cited in "Eviction moratoriums not enough to protect family and child well-being,” published Jan. 4 in the Connecticut Mirror.

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The study sheds light on an alarming facet of economic uncertainty in Connecticut: the link between increasing eviction filings and reports of child maltreatment.

Using data collected by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) and state court records of evictions, the researchers found that with every additional eviction filing for every 100 occupied homes, there is a 2 percent increase in reports of child maltreatment. These increases were higher in neighborhoods with more low-income households, people of color, and households with children.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of History and Sociology, School of Public Policy

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  • Created On: Jan 21, 2021 - 2:09pm
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