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Housing and Aging: The Impacts of Housing Instability on Aging Populations

This project examined the role of housing tenure, mortgage debt, financial stress and health on aging populations in the U.S. using the Health & Retirement Study.

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Researchers used the Health and Retirement Study to examine the role of housing tenure, mortgage status, and financial strain on health among the elderly population. They found that renters, non-mortgage holders, and those with financial strains had poorer health outcomes.