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The relative deprivation of U.S. elderly households as judged by their housing problems

Journals of Gerontology. Series B Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences

Author: Golant, S. M., La Greca, A. J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1995


A substantial number of U.S. elderly households have excessive housing costs or live in physically deficient dwellings. It is unclear, however, whether they are more likely than nonelderly households to experience these housing problems. Using American Housing Survey data, this study investigates whether elderly households are more likely than nonelderly households to have these problems after controlling for their owner-renter status, race, and income. The findings do not support the more deprived housing status of elderly households.

Further Details

Pages: S13-S23
Volume: 50
Issue: 1
Accession Number: November, 2010
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 30/08/2013
Keywords: North AmericaolderHome
Reads: 128