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The HCI Residential Mobility indicator measures the stability of the population by evaluating the percent of the population living in the same house as the previous year. High levels of mobility reflected by a low percent of residents remaining in the same home from year to year are considered a proxy for multiple, disruptive moves. Residential instability can affect health through increased stress, particularly if the moves were reactive, and weakened social supports, which can contribute to mental and physical health outcomes. Frequent household moves have been linked to negative childhood events such as abuse, neglect, household dysfunction, and increased likelihood of smoking and suicide in children. Frequent family relocation also leads to children repeating grades, school suspensions, and emotional and behavioral problems. Childhood residential instability has also been found to predict lifetime risk of depression. Frequent housing turnover may also reflect negative housing conditions, or contribute to it. Posted under Social Cohesion, residential mobility is also linked to housing, economic health, education, employment, and health systems and public safety. This indicator is available at the census-tract level from the U.S. Census.
|Lower South Providence||80.7%||12|
|Upper South Providence||72.7%||21|