Keeping Kids in School: Housing, Health and Education

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Fall 10-10-2017


“Not just where you work and where you live, but whether you are employed, have a home and the level of education you completed are all predictors of your health status,” said assistant professor Courtney Anderson, who teaches Law and Health Equity at Georgia State Law. “These social determinants of health affect your ability to take preventative measures and to seek access to healthcare.”

As moderator of the Oct. 10 panel sponsored by Georgia State Law’s Centers for Access to Justice, the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and Law, Health & Society, Anderson described how poor housing conditions and housing instability contribute to poor health, frequent absenteeism and changing schools, leading to lower academic achievement and educational attainment.