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Housing Constraint and Household Complexity in Metropolitan America

Housing Constraint and Household Complexity in Metropolitan America The extent to which minority group members live in nuclear family households may be mediated by factors other than choice. Using data from the 1970 Census, we test the relationship between certain aspects of housing constraint/availability and household complexity for the black and Spanish-origin populations in SMSAs in the United States. In particular, we examine the effects of residential segregation, income, new housing, and housing vacancy on a measure of the tendency for adults to live in households in which they are nonnuclear members while controlling for other relevant variables. The results support our hypotheses for both the black and Spanish-origin groups, suggesting that factors determining the availability of housing do have implications for the household structure of these populations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Urban Affairs Quarterly SAGE

Housing Constraint and Household Complexity in Metropolitan America

Urban Affairs Quarterly , Volume 21 (3): 21 – Mar 1, 1986

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0042-0816
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10.1177/004208168602100308
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Abstract

The extent to which minority group members live in nuclear family households may be mediated by factors other than choice. Using data from the 1970 Census, we test the relationship between certain aspects of housing constraint/availability and household complexity for the black and Spanish-origin populations in SMSAs in the United States. In particular, we examine the effects of residential segregation, income, new housing, and housing vacancy on a measure of the tendency for adults to live in households in which they are nonnuclear members while controlling for other relevant variables. The results support our hypotheses for both the black and Spanish-origin groups, suggesting that factors determining the availability of housing do have implications for the household structure of these populations.

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Urban Affairs QuarterlySAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1986

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