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dc.contributor.authorBorgloh, Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.authorWesterheide, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T14:41:41Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T14:41:41Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/32786-
dc.description.abstractOur paper describes the results of a Social Return on Investment analysis of four new housing projects in Germany. A common characteristic of all projects is the central importance of mutual neighborly support to meet the demand for the assistance of older residents. All projects share some common architectural features and infrastructural characteristics. Furthermore, in each housing project, some form of support by social workers takes place. Using a propensity score matching approach, we compare for the first time systematically the costs for support of older people in mutual support based housing projects with a control group of people living in conventional settings. Our results, based on a sample of more than 700 residents, point not only to improvements in living satisfaction, but indicate also a huge potential for socio-economic cost savings. This can partly be explained by better development of residents' health status.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 10-029en_US
dc.subject.jelJ14en_US
dc.subject.jelR31en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSenior Housingen_US
dc.subject.keywordCohousingen_US
dc.subject.keywordMutual supporten_US
dc.subject.keywordAssisted Livingen_US
dc.subject.keywordLong term careen_US
dc.subject.stwAltenheimen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Diensten_US
dc.subject.stwLebensgemeinschaften_US
dc.subject.stwKosten-Nutzen-Analyseen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleSocial return on investment of mutual support based housing projects: Potential for socio-economic cost savings and higher living qualityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn625719751en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:10029-
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