Making sense of housing disparities research: A review of health and economic inequities

Lutchmie Narine, Marcia A. Shobe

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Despite the recent recession and accompanying housing crisis, important gains have occurred in U.S. homeownership over the past several decades; however, wide inequalities among minority and immigrant populations remain. Understanding the role of several under-studied factors on housing outcomes, including health status and disability, and differences in financial capital, such as savings, investments, and other assets, remains a major policy initiative. Although past research has examined African American-White housing disparities, it is also important to explore disparities among Hispanics, Asians, and immigrants. This article reviews health and financial capital disparities in homeownership and home values between Whites and minority populations and offers suggestions for future policy research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalSocial Work in Public Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2014


  • Homeownership policy
  • capital
  • health disparities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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