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Aging at home: how the elderly adjust their housing without moving

Journal of Housing for the Elderly

Author: Struyk, R. J., Katsura, H. M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1987


An investigation of adjustments & modifications made by the elderly to their place of residence in response to mobility limitations. Analysis is based on a survey of 364 U.S. households (177 headed by someone age 40+) over 5 waves. The conceptual framework is described, & the results are summarized. Particular focus is on the incidence & dynamics of in-place housing adjustments, dwelling attributes & conditions, living arrangements & social support, & the economic position of householders. Implications for public policy are discussed.

Further Details

Full Title: Journal of Housing for the Elderly
Pages: i-192
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 29.5.03
Keywords: North America, older, housing improvement, policy compliance
Reads: 296