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Impact of improved living environment on health and life expectancy

Gerontologist

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

Abstract:

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

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