The Effect of Crowding on Urban Families

  • Alan Booth


Many, but not all, studies of crowding in animal populations show that compressed living conditions cause marked declines in health, life expectancy, maternal care and increases in aggression and aberrant social behavior (2, 4, 11). While some observers apply these findings directly to human populations, others suggest that man’s advanced ability to adapt makes such application questionable at best (6).


Maternal Care Dwelling Unit Neighborhood Problem Infant Survival Crowded Condition 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Booth
    • 1
  1. 1.Sociology DepartmentUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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