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Assessment of How House Ownership Shapes Health Outcomes in Urban Ghana

Department of Sociology, University of Ghana, Box LG 65, Legon, Accra, Accra GPO, Ghana
Societies 2019, 9(2), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/soc9020043
Received: 16 March 2019 / Revised: 5 May 2019 / Accepted: 23 May 2019 / Published: 30 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Families, Work and Well-being)
Background: This study investigates home ownership and its apparent health outcomes in Urban Ghana, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative datasets. Methods: The sample for the study consisted of 442 respondents using a multi-stage sampling technique. Results: The context in which houses are situated affects social support networks, physical and mental health outcomes. House ownership is then a precondition that enables social contact within neighborhoods. A Cramer’s V test value of 0.750 suggests a strong association between house ownership and health outcomes. Conclusion: House acquisition and ownership can potentially improve overall physical, and mental health and wellbeing. View Full-Text
Keywords: retirement; house; healthcare; pension system; workers; old age retirement; house; healthcare; pension system; workers; old age
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Dovie, D.A. Assessment of How House Ownership Shapes Health Outcomes in Urban Ghana. Societies 2019, 9, 43.

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