The Impact of Homeownership on Educational Achievement

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The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans:

全國房地產經紀人協會最近發布了一項名為“房屋擁有權和穩定住屋的社會福利”的研究報告,證實了大多數美國人長期以來的信念:

“Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. Homeownership allows households to accumulate wealth and social status, and is the basis for a number of positive social, economic, family and civic outcomes.”

“擁有一棟房屋體現了個人自主的承諾,是大多數美國家庭的願望。房屋擁有權使家庭能夠積累財富和社會地位,是社會,經濟,家庭和公民成果的基礎。”

Today, we want to cover the section of the report that quoted several studies concentrating on the impact homeownership has on educational achievement. Here are some of the major findings on this issue revealed in the report:

今天我們來看看報告中幾篇關於房屋擁有權對孩子教育成就影響的研究,以下是報告中披露的一些要點:

  • The decision to stay in school by teenage students is higher for those raised by home-owning parents compared to those in renter households.
    擁有房屋父母的青少年學生留在學校完成學業的決定比租屋父母的學生更高。
  • Parental homeownership in low-income neighborhoods has a positive impact on high school graduation.
    在低收入社區中父母擁有房屋對孩子高中畢業有積極影響。
  • Though homeownership raises educational outcomes for children, neighborhood stability may have further enhanced the positive outcome.
    房屋擁有權不但提高了兒童的教育成果,更讓鄰里穩定性進一步有增強積極的結果。
  • Children of homeowners tend to have higher levels of achievement in math and reading and fewer behavioral problems.
    屋主的孩子往往在數學和閱讀方面具有更高的成就,並且行為問題更少。
  • Educational opportunities are more prevalent in neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership and community involvement.
    教育機會在房屋擁有權和社區參與率較高的社區更普遍。
  • The average child of homeowners is significantly more likely to achieve a higher level of education and, thereby, a higher level of earnings.
    擁有房屋家長的孩子可能獲得更高的教育,因而未來將獲得更高的收入。

Bottom Line
結論

People often talk about the financial benefits of homeownership. As we can see, there are also social benefits of owning your own home.

人們經常談論房屋所有權的經濟利益,現在我們也可以看到,擁有自己的家也有許多社會利益。

* The next two Thursdays, we will report the study’s findings on the impact homeownership has on civic participation and a family’s health.

*在接下來的兩個星期四,我們將報告房屋擁有權對公民參與和家庭健康影響的研究結果。

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