Census: Shared Housing is a Means of Coping with Economic Difficulties

A Census report shows that the number of shared households in the nation increased by 11.7% from 2007 to 2010, as a means of coping with economic difficulties.  This report analyzes and describes “household sharing,” a process by which people join or combine households. Data from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey were used to compare living arrangements, both prior to and following the most recent recession. 

For more information, read the full report here.

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