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Changing residential mobility rates of older people in Sweden
Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, NISAL - National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779, Vol. 32, no 6, 963-982 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The lifestyle of the baby boomers as retirees has been assumed to differ from older cohorts due to them being financially more stable and having grown up during the welfare state expansion. Many baby boomers live in large houses with gardens that require maintenance and labour. Recent studies have indicated that a growing share of those born in the 1940s in Sweden express a wish to change residence at retirment or in old age. A need to verify such results statistically was identified to confirm whether there has been an increase in residential mobility among older people. As a r esult, moves that took place during 2001-06 of the total cohort born in the 1940s were copared to similar moves by those born in teh 1930s, ten years earlier during 1991-96, i.e. those aged 57–66 in 1996 and 2006. The study used a register database, Geoswede, containing the entire Swedish population. The study shoed increased residential mobility rates among the 1940s cohort compared to the cohort born in the 1930s. However, explanations for the differences between the cohorts were not evident.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Vol. 32, no 6, 963-982 p.
Keyword [en]
Residential mobility, baby boomers, older people, housing, Sweden
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80148DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X11000808ISI: 000307168000003OAI: diva2:545895
De äldre som aktörer på den svenska bostadsmarknaden - flyttmönster, boendepreferenser och bostadsval/Older People in the Swedish Housing Market - Mobility Patterns, Housing Preferences, and Housing Choices
Swedish Research Council, 2010-2068
Available from: 2012-08-21 Created: 2012-08-21 Last updated: 2012-09-18

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