What was the association between participation in federal COVID-19 relief programs and mitigation of food and housing hardships and disparities among families with young children?

Originally posted on News-Medical.Net.

In a recent study published in JAMA Health Forum Journal, researchers evaluated the relationship between the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief programs and the mitigation of household food insecurities among families with young children and difficulty paying rent, and discrepancies in the receipt of the programs.


Even minor periods of adversity in childhood can have long-term ramifications. During the COVID-19 crisis, cross-sectional studies limited to individuals proficient in English and those having internet accessibility documented that families with children struggled to finance essentials like rent and food.

Data on the experiences of family members comprising young children, based on their ethnicity, race, and maternal birthplace, are limited.