IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/vrs/eusprp/v19y2012i1p33-47n4.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Residential Mobility of Older Adults in the Dutch Housing Market: Do Individual Characteristics and Housing Attributes Have an Effect on Mobility?

Author

Listed:
  • de Jong Petra

    (Urban and Regional Studies Institute, University of Groningen, the Netherlands)

  • Brouwer Aleid

    (Urban and Regional Studies Institute, Department of Economic Geography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen, the Netherlands)

Abstract

The ageing of the population will change many societies in unprecedented ways. The changing age composition does not only create a burden on existing income systems and health care systems, but also affects the geographical mobility of populations. The objective of this paper is to provide some first insights into the moving behaviour of older adults in the Netherlands. By using data of the Housing Research Netherlands (HRN) 2009 survey, it was possible to investigate whether or not later-life residential mobility is influenced by individual characteristics and housing attributes. The responses of migrants and non-migrants are compared by conducting several two-way-chi-square analyses. The results of these descriptive analyses demonstrate that migrants indeed differ from non-migrants and that these differences are mostly related to housing attributes.

Suggested Citation

  • de Jong Petra & Brouwer Aleid, 2012. "Residential Mobility of Older Adults in the Dutch Housing Market: Do Individual Characteristics and Housing Attributes Have an Effect on Mobility?," European Spatial Research and Policy, Sciendo, vol. 19(1), pages 33-47, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:eusprp:v:19:y:2012:i:1:p:33-47:n:4
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/esrp.2012.19.issue-1/v10105-012-0004-9/v10105-012-0004-9.xml?format=INT
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Bonnet, Carole & Gobillon, Laurent & Laferrère, Anne, 2010. "The effect of widowhood on housing and location choices," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 94-108, June.
    2. Tineke Fokkema & Jenny Gierveld & Peter Nijkamp, 1996. "Big Cities, Big Problems: Reason for the Elderly to Move?," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 33(2), pages 353-377, March.
    3. Sungyop Kim, 2011. "Intra-regional residential movement of the elderly: testing a suburban-to-urban migration hypothesis," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 46(1), pages 1-17, February.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    mobility; residential behaviour; older adults;

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:vrs:eusprp:v:19:y:2012:i:1:p:33-47:n:4. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Golla). General contact details of provider: https://www.sciendo.com/services/journals .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.