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Housing and Employment Insecurity among the Working Poor

For low-income individuals, the likelihood of being laid off is between 11 and 22 percentage points higher for workers who experienced a preceding forced move, compared to observationally identical workers who did not. This suggest that initiatives promoting housing stability could promote employment stability.
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People Impacted
$ 254B
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Nature and Context

While social scientists have documented severe consequences of job loss, scant research investigates why workers lose their jobs. The role of housing insecurity in actuating employment insecurity. Investigating if workers who involuntarily lose their homes subsequently involuntarily lose their jobs could help us provide solutions for many without housing and for those at risk of losing their employment.

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