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Changing Preferences with Ageing – Housing Choices and Housing Plans of Older People
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.
Dept of Human Geography, Stockholm University, Stockholm.
2016 (English)In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 2016, no 33, 217-241 p., 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Planning for the housing situation of an ageing population is one of the challenges of many countries. To increase our understanding of the needs of the ageing population, a nationwide survey stratified on age and municipality type was conducted. Research questions referred to the current housing situation and plans. The aim was to investigate how preferences, location, and/or the type of housing preferred changes with age and if they are housing market dependent. Results of 10-year cohorts show that the most marked change is between the cohort 75–84 years old and the oldest cohort 85+. There is a gradual change over time of moves from large to small housing, from owner-occupation to rented housing. Respondents in the major cities and in the rural or tourism-dependent municipalities are less inclined to move compared to those from other types of municipalities. The study predicts a shortage of rented apartments.

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2016. Vol. 2016, no 33, 217-241 p., 2
Keyword [en]
Elderly, Survey data, Residential mobility, Municipalities, Sweden
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Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125775DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2015.1104385ISI: 000369647600005OAI: diva2:908873
Older People in the Swedish Housing Market Housing Preferences, Choices and Mobility Patterns
Swedish Research Council, 2010-2068

Funding agencies:  Swedish Research Council [2010-2068]

Available from: 2016-03-03 Created: 2016-03-03 Last updated: 2016-03-16

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