Housing and family well-being

Housing and family well-being Journal Article

Housing Studies

  • Author(s): Bratt, R.
  • Published: 2002
  • Volume: 17

Abstract: Housing encompasses a bundle of characteristics that are integral to family well-being. This literature review demonstrates that, on a physical level, housing must be decent and safe, as well as present in a family's life. Housing is also critical because of the way in which it relates to its occupants, providing sufficient space so that the family is not overcrowded; being affordable; providing opportunities to create a positive sense of self and empowerment; and providing stability and security. The paper concludes with a brief proposal that would involve a significantly increased commitment to housing based on all recipients of housing subsidies entering into a reciprocal relationship with the government.

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Bratt, R., 2002, Housing and family well-being, Volume:17, Journal Article, viewed 15 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3992.

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