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Type Journal Article - Social Indicators Research
Title Estimating Housing Quality for Poverty and Development Policy Analysis: CWIQ in Ghana
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Volume 53
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2004
Page numbers 137-162
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1026764711406?LI=true
Abstract
Inadequate data on housing characteristics and lack of consensusregarding appropriate measures of housing quality characteristicsretard developments to meet housing needs of people in lessdeveloped countries. A constructed housing quality index is developed and Cronbach's alpha and factor analysis are employedeo evaluate its measurement properties. With data from the CoreWelfare Indicators Questionnaire (CWIQ) survey of 1997, theconstructed housing quality index identifies key factors relatedto housing quality in Ghana. Access to quality of life amenities contributes significant information and policy value to traditionalphysical attributes in modeling a housing quality index.

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