Living arrangements and housing conditions of selected old age assistance recipients in three Mississippi counties, 1965-1973

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Elizabeth Golden Jackson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jane H. Crow

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine the living arrangements and housing conditions of forty Old Age Assistance recipients in three Mississippi counties—Copiah, Hinds, and Madison—who participated in a 1965 study made by Crocker. Data were collected by personal interview and from case records of the subjects. Five hypotheses were tested: three taken from Crocker's study and two concerning changes in living arrangements and housing conditions. Living arrangements and housing conditions of the subjects were tested with six variables (age, sex, race, marital status, place of residence, and health) for significant relationships. Statistically significant relationships were found to exist between: the living arrangements of the recipients and their race, health, and marital status; the living arrangements of the subjects and their housing conditions; and the presence of plumbing facilities in the dwellings of the OAA recipients and in the year round housing units of the three counties. Respondents who were white, confined to their homes, or not married were most likely to be living in the home of a relative or in an institution. Housing conditions were better for those subjects living out of their homes. Less than two-thirds of the dwellings occupied by the OAA recipients had all plumbing facilities in contrast to almost 90 percent of the year round housing units in the counties with all facilities.

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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