ERIC Number: ED179667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
How Well Are We Housed? 2. Female-Headed Households.
This summary of data on female-headed households indicates that most live in housing that is older and less adequate than that of the general population; the housing units are more often rented than owned; and women in this category must spend a greater proportion of their income on housing than does the general population. Data also show that if a woman is black or Hispanic, or if she heads a large family, there are even greater disparities between her housing and that of the population as a whole. The report concludes that income, household size, race, and ethnicity condition the probability of a female-headed household living in adequate housing. Statistical tables provide information on physical characteristics of the housing, income level, geographic location and size of city, household size, and other demographic data for the total population, all female-headed households, and black and Hispanic female-headed households. (Author/WP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.
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