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Impact of improved living environment on health and life expectancy


Author: Carp, F. M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1977


At the end of the first year of tenancy, new and assumedly better housing seemed beneficial to self- and interviewer-perceptions of health for movers compared to similar elderly persons. The question remained whether this was only a short-run benefit. In addition, the validity of the measures was questionable. Data collected after 8 years demonstrate the continuing health benefits of good housing, not only on 'soft' indexes but also in terms of death rate.

Further Details

Full Title: Gerontologist
Pages: 8
Volume: 17
Issue: 3
Section: 242
ISBN/ISSN: 0016-9013
Accession Number: August, 2010
Work Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Housing, health
Reads: 204