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Introduction: The Residential Context of Health

Journal of Social Issues

Author: Hartig, T. , Lawrence, R. J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


Our understanding of the relationship between housing and health will improve with closer attention to the characteristics of residents, their activities in relation to their housing, and social ecological factors that set the boundaries for those activities. To highlight these aspects of the subject area, we propose recharacterizing the housing and health field as one of inquiry into the residential context of health. In introducing this issue of the journal, we first elaborate on this proposal in conceptual and practical terms. We then overview the individual articles, each of which helps us develop a more nuanced view of the subject area. Finally, we comment on two themes running through multiple articles—stress and coping, and social ecological influences on residence.

Further Details

Publish Dates: July, 2003
Pages: 455-473
Volume: 59
Issue: 3
Accession Number: November, 2010
Keywords: Housing, health, mental
Reads: 193