ERIC Number: ED169464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-18
Reference Count: 0
Housing Characteristics and Quality of Multigenerational Households.
Hoover, Sally L.
Using data from the 1976 Annual Housing Survey, this paper presents information on housing for 1,865,000 households headed by persons under 65 that include one or more dependents aged 65 or over. It also provides data that will aid in the critical evaluation of the merits of federal programs designed to provide financial incentives for families that have a senior dependent living in the home. It is based on the fact that little information exists on the structural quality and characteristics of such multi-generational households. Its purpose is to help structure federal programs which would address these needs by recognizing the special expenses of supporting an elderly person at home, and encouraging multi-generational families to remain together as units. The structural components and quality of this extended family housing are described, along with those of households with a head aged 65 or over. Findings indicate that when compared on several significant housing characteristics, dwelling units that contain older persons as family members are consistently of higher quality than those which do not. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Gerontological Society (30th, San Francisco, California, November, 1978)