Perspectives on Home Basement Sharing,
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY
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Based on research findings from two national surveys 1968 and 1972 this study concludes that despite a general malaise within Congress and parts of the national population for constructing family shelters, still a home basement sharing program could be implemented. Furthermore, the surveys indicate that people would be willing to share their basement with others, even strangers. The study reports that whereas considerable expense for construction of a family shelter or basement modification is prohibitive, Americans are willing to provide and share shelter when there is no immediate cost burden or actual cash outlay.
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