Cover: Housing choices and residential mobility in Site II at baseline

Housing choices and residential mobility in Site II at baseline

Published 1979

by Kevin F. McCarthy

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An examination of the relationships between household characteristics and housing choices in St. Joseph County, Indiana, at the onset of the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment in 1975, based on the premise that a household's demographic configuration, as measured by its stage in the life cycle, powerfully conditions its housing choices. Data from the experiment's baseline survey of 2,774 owner and renter households indicate a strong and consistent relationship between life-cycle stage and size and type of housing unit occupied. The frequency and types of moves and the reasons for moving, based on mobility histories of individual respondents to the survey, support the conclusions of the cross-sectional analysis.

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