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Economía, sociedad y territorio

On-line version ISSN 2448-6183Print version ISSN 1405-8421


KUNZ-BOLANOS, Ignacio  and  ROMERO-VADILLO, Irma Guadalupe. Nature and importance of the housing backwardness in Mexico. Econ. soc. territ [online]. 2008, vol.8, n.26, pp.415-449. ISSN 2448-6183.

This paper estimates the importance and nature of the housing backwardness in Mexico. The vast majority of calculations do not identify clearly the deficiencies derived from overcrowding nor do they explain the shortages produced by poor housing quality. In this work we consider four kinds of deficit: a) units that do not fulfil the minimum conditions to define them as housing (2 million), b) deficit produced by family extensions and additional homes (8 million), c) qualitative deficit, in other words, the deficit resulting from poor conditions or bad equipping of houses (10.3 million) and d) other nondesired situations (0.7 million). In order to obtain these estimates we have used the census figures for the year 2000.

Keywords : housing; housing needs; housing backwardness; 2000 census sample.

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