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ERIC Number: ED181136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
How Well Are We Housed? 3. Blacks.
Blacks are housed poorly compared to the total American population. Black housing suffers frequently from deficiencies in every category except heating and electricity. It is estimated that 37% of blacks, but only 20% of the total population, need to spend more than a quarter of their cash incomes to live in unflawed, uncrowded housing. The probability of blacks living in inadequate housing depends on the following factors: (1) income; (2) age, poor black households whose heads are over 65 have a much higher likelihood of being ill-housed than comparable white households; (3) sex and household size, a poor household of six or more people has a very sizeable chance of being ill-housed, but a poor black man, living alone, has the greatest chance of all; (5) race, the impact of discrimination must be regarded as adding to the probability of blacks being ill-housed. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: 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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