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Subsidized Housing and Household Hardship Among Low-Income Single-Mother Households
Article first published online: 23 OCT 2008
© National Council on Family Relations, 2008
Journal of Marriage and Family
Volume 70, Issue 4, pages 934–949, November 2008
How to Cite
Berger, L. M., Heintze, T., Naidich, W. B. and Meyers, M. K. (2008), Subsidized Housing and Household Hardship Among Low-Income Single-Mother Households. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70: 934–949. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00537.x
- Issue published online: 23 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 23 OCT 2008
- family resource management;
- instrumental variables;
- low-income families;
- single-parent families
We investigate associations of housing assistance with housing and food-related hardship among low-income single-mother households using data from the National Survey of America’s Families (N = 5,396). Results from instrumental variables models suggest that receipt of unit-based assistance, such as traditional public housing, is associated with a large decrease in rent burden and modest decreases in difficulty paying rent or utilities and residential crowding. Receipt of tenant-based assistance, such as housing vouchers or certificates, is associated with a modest increase in housing stability but also with modest increases in rent burden and difficulty paying rent or utilities. We find no associations between either type of housing assistance and food related hardship.