Childhood residential mobility and health outcomes: A meta-analysis

Müge Simsek, Rafael Costa*, Helga A.G. de Valk

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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This study assesses the association between childhood residential mobility and health-related outcomes by way of a meta-analysis of studies published between 1989 and 2020. The sample includes 844 effect sizes from 64 unique studies. The results point to a negative association (small to medium) between childhood mobility and health. This association is contingent upon the type of health outcome studied, age at outcome assessment, age at moving, and frequency of moves. The major confounders of this association are parental SES, parental marital status, ethnicity, and co-occurring childhood adversities. The implications for future research are discussed.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's12
TijdschriftHealth and Place
StatusPublished - sep.-2021
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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