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Demographic and psychosocial predictors of housing security in older lesbian and gay Australians

Alba, Beatrice, Lyons, Anthony, Waling, Andrea, Minichiello, Victor, Hughes, Mark, Barrett, Catherine, Fredriksen Goldsen, Karen, Blanchard, Michelle and Irlam, Corey 2019, Demographic and psychosocial predictors of housing security in older lesbian and gay Australians, International journal of aging and human development, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 57-76, doi: 10.1177/0091415019843449.

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Title Demographic and psychosocial predictors of housing security in older lesbian and gay Australians
Author(s) Alba, BeatriceORCID iD for Alba, Beatrice orcid.org/0000-0002-2247-2119
Lyons, Anthony
Waling, Andrea
Minichiello, Victor
Hughes, Mark
Barrett, Catherine
Fredriksen Goldsen, Karen
Blanchard, Michelle
Irlam, Corey
Journal name International journal of aging and human development
Volume number 89
Issue number 1
Start page 57
End page 76
Total pages 20
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2019-07-01
ISSN 0091-4150
1541-3535
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Gerontology
Psychology, Developmental
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Psychology
sexuality
health
housing
housing security
social services
LGBTI
aging
Summary This study examined housing security among 679 lesbian women and gay men aged 60 years and older living in Australia. We examined a range of potential demographic and psychosocial predictors of whether participants felt that their housing situation was secure. Overall, most participants (89%) felt that their housing situation was secure. We found that the sense of housing security was greater among those who were younger, had people they felt they could depend on, had better self-rated health, and had fewer experiences of sexual orientation discrimination over the past year. In addition, housing security was greater among those who owned their own home and had no mortgage, compared with those who had a mortgage, were renting, or had some other living arrangement. No other demographic variables were significant predictors of housing security. These results can be useful in targeting groups that may be particularly vulnerable to a lack of housing security.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0091415019843449
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 0102 Applied Mathematics
1117 Public Health and Health Services
1701 Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30149071

Document type: Journal Article
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