Mobility and Housing Satisfaction: An Empirical Analysis for Twelve EU Countries
AbstractUsing panel data for twelve EU countries, we analyze the relationship between selfreported housing satisfaction and residential mobility. Our results indicate the existence of a positive link between the two variables and that housing satisfaction exerts a mediating effect between residential characteristics and dwellers' mobility propensities. Some interesting cross-country differences regarding the effect of other variables on mobility are also observed. Our results can be used in defining, implementing and evaluating housing and neighbourhood policies. Residential satisfaction is put forward as one of the most appropriate indicators of the success or failure of such policies. Keywords: Housing satisfaction, residential mobility JEL classification: R21, D19
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Mobilitat residencial; Habitatge; Política de l'; Economia domèstica; 332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda;
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