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Cityscape: Volume 15 Number 2 | Article 18


The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

Cityscape is published three times a year by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mixed Messages on Mixed Incomes

Volume 15 Number 2

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

The Relationship of Homeownership, House Prices, and Child Well-Being

Donald Haurin
The Ohio State University

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the homeownership rate in the United States was 65.4 percent for all households. For the groups most likely to have children, the ownership rate was substantially lower, ranging from 21.9 percent for households under age 25, to 34.9 percent for those ages 25 to 29, to 48.6 percent for those ages 30 to 34, and to 60.4 percent for those ages 35 to 44.

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