Housing, Health and Happiness

This project, funded by the Housing Agency examines how inadequate housing affects families’ wellbeing.

The research poses a number of questions

1. Which families have higher risks of inadequate housing?

2. How does inadequate housing affect the mental/physical wellbeing of parents/children, and through what pathways?

3. Can the impact of inadequate housing on parents’ lives explain how it affects children’s wellbeing?

To achieve these objectives, the project draws on all waves of the Growing Up in Ireland 2008 Cohort data, following children and their primary/secondary caregivers from when the child was 9 months- to 9 years-old. A first publication is due in December 2023.