In this cross-disciplinary research David Ormandy and expert contributors explain the nature and development of the World Health Organization's study of housing across Europe. In-depth analysis provides new evidence of links between the health of inhabitants and their housing conditions, with focus on critical topics such as:

  • indoor air pollution
  • the effect of cold homes and dampness
  • noise effects
  • domestic accidents.

With practical examples of survey tools, the attention given to methodological approaches makes this text an important resource for policy professionals as well as housing, planning and public health academics.

part |2 pages

Part I: The LARES survey

chapter 1|76 pages

Background and introduction

chapter 2|15 pages

The cities

chapter 3|9 pages

The surveys

part |2 pages

Part II: The results of the analyses of the LARES data

chapter 4|2 pages


chapter 5|4 pages

Scores and conventions

chapter 16|24 pages

Domestic accidents