Middle-aged and elderly Finnish households considering moving, their preferences, and potential downsizing amidst changing life course and housing careers

Gibler, Karen & Tyvimaa, Tanja (2015) Middle-aged and elderly Finnish households considering moving, their preferences, and potential downsizing amidst changing life course and housing careers. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 29(4), pp. 373-395.

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Abstract

We examine the moving and housing preferences of middle-aged and older in Finland, a country where population composition and movement through the life course are changing. A logistic regression reveals that middle-aged, moderate income residents, renters, those who have lived in their houses only a short time, and residents who are generally dissatisfied are most likely to consider moving. Downsizing appeals to residents with lower incomes who live alone, and who have been in their current houses longer. All potential movers agree on the importance of transportation access and a neighborhood grocery store; however, those preferring to downsize are also interested in house and neighborhood design as well as services that will allow aging in place. Income limitations may create affordability problems for some potential movers.

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ID Code: 94861
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: housing preferences, downsizing, housing career, residential mobility
DOI: 10.1080/02763893.2015.1055029
ISSN: 0276-3893
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2016 23:06
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 23:10

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