Impact of improved housing on morale and life satisfaction

| Carp FM

A number of studies have shown that — over about the first year of tenancy — satisfaction with life in general, as well as with housing, tends to improve among elderly persons who move to better living environments. The present study indicates that this is not a “honeymoon” reaction. At the end of eight years, older people in good housing continued to be happier and better satisfied with life than did similar people elsewhere in the community.


Journal: Gerontologist|Publication Date: 1975|Issue: 15:511­5