ERIC Number: EJ815801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Subsidized Housing and Household Hardship among Low-Income Single-Mother Households
Berger, Lawrence M.; Heintze, Theresa; Naidich, Wendy B.; Meyers, Marcia K.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n4 p934-949 Nov 2008
We investigate associations of housing assistance with housing and food-related hardship among low-income single-mother households using data from the National Survey of America's Families (N = 5,396). Results from instrumental variables models suggest that receipt of unit-based assistance, such as traditional public housing, is associated with a large decrease in rent burden and modest decreases in difficulty paying rent or utilities and residential crowding. Receipt of tenant-based assistance, such as housing vouchers or certificates, is associated with a modest increase in housing stability but also with modest increases in rent burden and difficulty paying rent or utilities. We find no associations between either type of housing assistance and food related hardship.
Descriptors: Mothers, Low Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Housing, Public Housing, Organizations (Groups), Welfare Recipients, Food, One Parent Family
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