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Teenage housing tenure and neighbourhoods and the links with adult outcomes: evidence from the 1970 cohort study


  • Tunstall, Rebecca
  • Lupton, Ruth
  • Kneale, Dylan
  • Jenkins, Andrew


This study is one of a pair funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and the Tenant Services Authority. The other report can be found at This pair of studies develops the findings of two previous reports on the relationship between housing and life chances (Feinstein et al, 2008, Lupton et al, 2009). These previous reports examined housing circumstances in childhood for those born in 1946, 1958, 1970 and 2000, and the relationship between childhood housing and adult outcomes across a range of measures for those born in 1946, 1958 and 1970. They found as yet unexplained connections between being ‘ever’ in social housing in childhood and worse adult outcomes on an overall measure of deprivation and a range of individual measures for those born in 1958 and in 1970 (but not for those born in 1946) (Feinstein et al, 2008, Lupton et al, 2009). Statistically significant associations remained after using a very large set of more than 50 controls for family and individual characteristics, for many outcomes and many ages, although the size of all of the associations was substantially reduced.

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  • Tunstall, Rebecca & Lupton, Ruth & Kneale, Dylan & Jenkins, Andrew, 2011. "Teenage housing tenure and neighbourhoods and the links with adult outcomes: evidence from the 1970 cohort study," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 43804, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  • Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:43804

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    • H0 - Public Economics - - General
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs


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