Housing affordability and mental health: does the relationship differ for renters and home purchasers?

  title={Housing affordability and mental health: does the relationship differ for renters and home purchasers?},
  author={Kate E. Mason and Emma Baker and Tony Blakely and Rebecca Jodie Bentley},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
There is increasing evidence of a direct association between unaffordable housing and poor mental health, over and above the effects of general financial hardship. Type of housing tenure may be an important factor in determining how individuals experience and respond to housing affordability problems. This study investigated whether a relationship exists between unaffordable housing and mental health that differs for home purchasers and private renters among low-income households. Data from… CONTINUE READING
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