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New Directions for Residential Mobility Research: Linking Lives through Time and Space

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  • Coulter, Rory

    ()
    (University of Cambridge)

  • van Ham, Maarten

    ()
    (Delft University of Technology)

  • Findlay, Allan M.

    ()
    (University of St. Andrews)

Abstract

While researchers are increasingly reconceptualising international migration, less interest is being shown in rethinking the geographies of short-distance residential mobility and immobility. Short-distance moves are crucial for the structuration of everyday life, the operation of housing and labour markets and the (re)production of social inequalities. This paper argues that a deeper understanding of residential mobility and immobility can be gained by exploring developments in longitudinal analysis while seeking theoretical innovations derived from extending life course theories. Rethinking the geographies of residential mobility around notions of 'linked lives' will allow us to understand, critique and address major contemporary challenges.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7525.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2013
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Keywords: biography; life course; linked lives; longitudinal analysis; relationality; residential mobility;

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