The Measurement of Urban Home Environment

Validation and Standardization of the Minnesota Home Status Index


Alice M. Leahy

The Measurement of Urban Home Environment was first published in 1936. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

No. 11. Institute of Child Welfare Monograph Series

This volume contributes a validation and standardization of The Minnesota Home Status Index; a scale constructed by Professor Alice Leahy that gives numerical expression to the nature and extent of variation existing in living conditions of urban homes.

Leahy describes the methods used in constructing the index and discusses the significance of her findings. Also included are accounts of previous studies in this field, bibliography, and appendix of schedules used in Leahy’s investigation.

Alice M. Leahy was associate professor in the School of Social Work at the Catholic University of America and a lecturer of sociology and social work in the Institute of Child Welfare, University of Minnesota.

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