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Some Social Implications of High Density Housing
Robert Edward Mitchell
American Sociological Review
Vol. 36, No. 1 (Feb., 1971), pp. 18-29
Published by: American Sociological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2093503
Page Count: 12
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The existing literature on the social, personal, and health consequences of high density housing is unclear regarding the significance that can be attached to the physical features of housing. The present study, which is based on interview information collected in Hong Kong, is able to control for deprivations and stresses related to "poor housing," and it is also able to distinguish superficial from more severe measures of personal strain. High densities are seen to have very little effect on individuals and families, although there is a suggestion that congestion is a potentially significant stress.
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